Tuesday 29 December 2020

Cannabis Law Reform: the Realpolitik Version

Published by Roottie.com and then sold or transferred to MsJane.co who does not credit me for writing this article on their site.

According to vocabulary.com the word realpolitik came directly from German and literally means "practical politics."  Another online source describes it as 'politics or diplomacy based primarily on considerations of given circumstances and factors'.  As in, half the story then? Pretty much!  To me Realpolitik sounds counter to the theory of relativity since this way of thinking all but requires that you do not compare situations to others elsewhere present or past.  Realpolitik is basically governing with blinders on.  

I see it in the way our politicians are looking at Cannabis law reform and our youth.  I mean, we're so worried about our kids ingesting this safe plant, while at parties their peers are snorting percs, coke, or oxy's instead!  Even the fact that so many college and university students are taking Ritalin is a reason for worry. How about the keggers on campus.  Do you think our youth are drinking responsibly?

While our government wants to keep Cannabis out of the hands of our youth, I want the canna that will inevitably get into the hands of said youth, to be grown safely and ethically, and purchased in a regulated storefront.  Our leaders have to realize that they cannot mandate personal choice anymore than they can stop recreational experimentation! 

Realpolitik thinking doesn't look at the big picture though, as the macro view often confuses issues and muddies viewpoints.  If they were real about protecting the kids, they'd stop allowing alcohol companies to advertise to them.  They'd stop big pharma from pushing their poison pills on them.  And they'd go back to giving daily gym classes and teaching cursive writing!  

And what's it all for in the end, to simply avoid party opposition?  Why is our Government lying about the real reasons to regulate Cannabis?  Because the big picture shows the need I mention above and they're not ready for that shit-show.  Big pharma all over the globe needs to be taken down, Big alcohol too.  Even tobacco smokers get more respect than Cannabis smokers in tenement buildings and on the street.  

In the end I see Realpolitik for the smoke-show that it is.  Highlight this to cover up that and influence the masses.  Comparatively speaking, Cannabis is the safest recreational substance you could ever offer our youth.  Over-ingestion of water has killed more people than over-ingestion of Cannabis.  

It's 2017, we have a balanced parliament, but how real are we?

Thursday 24 December 2020

Anxiety, the Friend That Never Leaves You


I was just putting together alllllll the instances growing up where I suffered from unknown stomach issues.

There were several times in elementary school that my mum came to the school but then left & the "I miss my mummy feeling" in my stomach was absolutely gutting.  It happened before Hockey practices --I was the first girl in the town to play hockey with the boys.  It happened the first few times I slept over at friends' houses too.

There were times during my early 20's where the dull achey nausea was so bad, I'd force myself to vomit to try to make it go away.  It happened before work if/when I was unhappy with my job. It happened on the way to a stupid meeting in Kingston that I wasn't eager to attend.

Now I see that it was allllllllllways ANXIETY & my body's reaction to the fight/flight/freeze instinct.

It's interesting really to look back & remember those times & then realize EXACTLY what that was all about.

Oh the things I'd do then if I knew what I know now.

(Imagine the plants I could've grown on Hutching's Road!!!!!)

So ... in the words of Aldous Huxley, "Experience isn't what happens to you but what you do with what happens to you."

I don't have kids but I see & hear about the anxiety kids are feeling.  Some are dx'd heavy psych meds.  Others avoid school, dreading their life every Sunday because that day means tomorrow they go back to school.

I see adults with these issues too.  I'm here to suggest & urge you to try cannabinoids.  I am here to help.

Yesterday I got my CRA GST remittance papers.  In the first year of me being the owner/operator of Canna Clarity, I haven't made enough to remit GST.

I revel in the fact that though I've only printed one invoice for counselling, I have most definitely helped my fellow humans feel better, dose better, grow better, love themselves-forgive themselves-hype themselves better.

We live in a world that quantifies success differently than I do and differently than most of the people I call friends.  For many, success is never feeling the gutting "I miss my mummy feeling".  To me, success is understanding what it was all about and realizing the message it told me.

Today I begin to listen to my gut.

Thursday 3 December 2020

Pfizer .... Not So Trustworthy!!!!!


Half the world is trusting Pfizer for this vaccine.

Yet .... Pfizer has some unethical practices in its past.

Please read HERE.

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Evolution of a Pandemic


It started with the Bat, hatin' on that dirty creature.
Then it evolved to the wet markets, the flea markets where people buy & sell food.
From the dirty creature to the sadistic human, that blame easily moved.
From the wet markets to the entire country, we now label them all.
Blame blame blame.

Over here, we're not allowed to feel that bigotry so we blame one another.
The mask must be on no matter what, who, or why.
Over regulation makes regulators of us all & so yes, we are all on the blame high-alert.
Now, differences of opinions separate us further.

If you or someone you love are in healthcare, you see all other opinions as insane.
Insane on one side
Correct on the other
Separate separate separate

And I am as guilty as anyone else on all accounts & more.
I whiplash myself when I see someone without a mask on yet I question the point of wearing them when there's no regulation on what you make your mask out of.

I just wish PEER REVIEW still mattered.
But now, not all Medical Professionals are being heard in the same way.

Separate separate
Blame blame

To all ... ALL Healthcare professionals, thank you for being the frontline in this.
To all delivery, transportation, food service, minimum waged workers and so many others ... I appreciate you.

Don't stop discussing this.
Don't stop talking.
Mask on or off, we have to peer review.
Before it's too late.

Achtung Dabbers! Tips For Those Who Dab Daily.


For me and my daily routines, inhalation will always be a main method of cannabis ingestion.  I’m a legal patient and so, after years of ineffective pharmaceutical meds, ain’t nobody got time to wait for them to work.  Heck, I don’t even have time to wait for sublingual Cannabis oil to work.  Morning is my nemesis, my kryptonite like so many others reading this.  Getting cannabinoids in and getting them working is of utmost importance to me and hitting that nail first thing softens my morning edges like nothing I’ve ingested before.

Cannabis concentrate comes in many different forms and the varying prices may only be about the current hype.  Sell it while it’s hot kinda deal.  Either way, we pay a lot for this precious collection of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and other botanicals depending on varying factors.  We’re not going to get into that however, we’re just here to talk about how to get that sticky, volatile goo from the flower into your endocannabinoid system without loss and subsequent hardship.  The following are my warnings to you, fellow partaker of the gift of Mother Cannabis in her concentrated forms.

Shatter Shatters!  

As hot and humid as my apartment is right now, I still just pinged a hefty chunk of golden shatter across the frikken room.  In the past, I’ve been luckier in respect to how far the shatter shattered, but instead I was left picking pieces of Cannabis off of my dab.  That’s something you do not want igniting in that 900*F cup.  That’s a good way to lose your bangs or brows and make a mess of your rig!

I now heat the dabber a bit so it melts into the sheet of shatter when choosing my dab.  This usually solves the issue quite well.  On the contrary, if I’m dabbing a concentrate that is gooey or runny I don’t warm that dabbing tool at all.  This is because the warmth will make it impossible to scoop up a sufficient dose.

Sticky stuff!

Your order came in or you just visited your favorite dispensary. Your cup hath heateth & you are ready to imbibe.  This is where it gets all Tolkien for many of us who love to admire fine shatter.  We hold it up whispering, “my precious”.  Heck, even the shatter that’s dark khaki with chlorophyll is beautiful when held up to the sunlight.  But like the wax holding Icarus’ wings, melted in the same sun, your shatter can soften and stick to the sides of the package.  Talk about wasting time better spent basking in the glory of a well-fed ECS, eh?

My tip:  I currently buy shatter in plastic envelope type packages.  These along with carefully folded parchment paper are very common.  The trick is to be aware of the heat of your fingers and hands when handling these packages.  Even if you have to pop it into the freezer for a few minutes to harden it back up, you’ll be doing yourself a favor.  If done carefully, it’s possible to gently pull the shatter away from the sides & slide it out --sometimes even in one piece.  I keep my shatter in silicone for easy daily dabbing.

A ‘lil Dab’ll Do Ya

I say this for many reasons.  For one, dabs are serious shit.  Depending on the flowers used, dabs can be several times higher in cannabinoid strength as is flower.  This is why I really love the idea of having pre-dosed dabs.  It’s very easy to over-dab when you’re taking random pieces or scoops.  

Secondly, from a bronchial perspective the small dab that I can inhale in one or two breaths, is best.  That size lets me walk away without as much as a cough.  For some lungs, that white bowl they inhale can leave them in a coughing fit that is not only scary but has its own side effects like lasting lung irritation.  Not all enjoy the big clouds on exhale.

In addition, hot concentrate can splatter and bounce down the hole to collect in the rig water.  This is known as reclaim.  When buying our dab rig, we opted for good aeration over ease of reclaim collection so I’m no longer able to claim all of my reclaim.  This has led my hubby and I to use smaller dabs and in doing so, we lose less dab down that hole.  

Squishing?  Humidity Matters!

Many of us are squishing or rosin pressing our flowers to literally melt and squeeze the concentrate out of the flower.  It’s an amazing thing to see.  The same rule remains however, where quality out requires quality in.  If your flower is all dried out, many trichs will be on the bottom of your bag, not attached to the bud.  Regulating the humidity level inside your storage containers pre-squish is imperative to keep that trichome intact.  The RH of the average home is between 40 and 60% while the Cannabis sweet spot is between 55% and 62%.  Some squishers even over-hydrate for 12-24 hours pre-squish for optimal returns.

For me, it’s all about how to get it in and get it working and working for a long time.  Losing any amount of my precious is not an option.  Waste-not; want-not as my daddy taught me.

I’d love to hear any other tips, fellow daily dabbers can provide.

Tuesday 1 December 2020

The PreRoll Is A Blind Date

Rolling doobies is a feat of dexterity that takes some of us years to hone.  I recall being twenty rolling my first joint in the bathroom at a party.  Two puffs and we were smoking a soft taco.  It wasn’t until a boyfriend told me years later that you have to mold the cannabis inside of the paper before you’ll ever get it nice and tight.  Try doing that with dry weed!  The ability for any herb to mold together nicely inside paper or leaf, relies on an ample supply of ripe n’ ready, ooey gooey trichomes.

These days pre-rolls are everywhere of every colour and size!  The problem is, the pre-roll is like a blind date or a box o’ chocolates because you really never know what you’re going to get. For one thing, there’s no way to effectively time stamp that doobie so you have no idea how long ago the bud was ground.  This matters!  Personally, I’ve become a total weed-snob whereby I will push ground cannabis aside so I can experience the sweet sweet pleasure of rolling freshly ground flowers. A well-preserved Cannabis flower is chock full of botanical gifts from mother nature.  It practically rolls itself!  This ritual is taking place on rolling trays all over the world right now and it relies on keeping your Cannabis flower and the botanical compounds they contain icky-sticky hydrated.

If you have successfully harvested your flowers, the now dried and cured buds should have a coating of preserved trichomes.  Inside these mushroom-shaped structures suspended in plant waxes and lipids are hundreds of evolving terpenes and cannabinoids.  Though thin the protective coating on these structures is somewhat resilient, bouncing back if gently prodded.  But once that sheath is ripped as happens during the grind, evaporation quickly begins the inevitable loss of efficacy and quality.  

I recently smoked a doobie I stashed in my father’s garage many years ago.  It was rough to say the least!  Zero flavour, harsh on the inhale, leaving me coughing and seeking my drink.  This all after I nearly lost the bangs of my hair when I sparked it up!  Who knew that the ambient air inside my daddy’s wooden tool chest was that dry?  This would have been a very low value doobie and not one that was going to rival any brands.  

Like many commodities whose value fluctuates, the pre-roll is continually depreciating and evaporation is the greatest depreciating factor to consider.  Neither hemp nor rice-based rolling papers offer any protection here.  Unless evaporation is stopped and humidity controlled, there exists a fast-approaching expiration date on each and every pre-roll.  However, there is a way to preserve the contents of the trichome even when crushed or ground into the plant matter.  With Cannabis legalization comes the many ancillary products to fill any need we have (and ones we never dreamed of!).  

Humidity control manufacturers like Boveda answer this call in a safe, effective way.  We must remember that even common culinary herbs lose their flavor but with the addition of heat and moisture in the form of fat, they can come alive.  The same is true with your Cannabis.  Now, I don’t recommend you add butter to your herb unless you’re making a savoury edible.  But the moisture part is crucial.  Herbal terpenes hold their own when they’re stored amongst ambient air held between 58% and 62% relative humidity.  This applies to flowers, pre-ground, and now the ever-so-popular pre-roll.

In the end, I still see the pre-roll as a blind date.  But with certain standards met and adhered to, our expectations can meet quality on a consistent basis.  When I see pre-rolls stored and shipped with humidity control packs, I immediately know that flavor will be part of the smoking experience each and every time.  For new users and patients with dexterity issues the pre-roll has been a literal life-changer.  For those on-the-go or simply eager to try something new, packs of pre-rolls are perfect.  Now, you know what else to watch for in choosing your pre-roll and how to keep them fresh.

Happy smoking!

Monday 30 November 2020

Tips for Surviving the Great RESET--A Municipal Outlook

For once, I can see how being on the 8th floor is good.


I'm too high up for thefts.

You see, when things start getting worse-- in a few weeks that is-- your car doors won't remain safely locked.

>>I recommend you leave them open cuz getting car door windows replaced is a serious cost.

Those of you living at street level, get yourself a large dog & or a security alarm. Just don't expect the cops to come running.

Break ins, robberies, muggings will ALL become more common.

Honestly, it's a perfect storm.

Desperation silences fears, inherent societal laws, and the pack mentality.

The Landlord and Tenant board now states they will hear your case within 25 days. But only if it's a case for eviction of non payment.

Cases for other landlord 'crimes' fall to the wayside as unimportant.

Do you see it yet?

The Great RESET.


Wednesday 25 November 2020

Opportunistic Capitalism in the Housing Industry

My city is in the midst of a housing crisis and it's now late November. The council has been working as hard as they can with capitalist cuffs on. Imagine how easy their job would be if they didn't have to concern themselves with where the revenue will go. Kingston has even put some homeless residents into unfinished units, illustrating the fact that from the get-go, that rental was of less importance than the landlord's other rentals. Many still believe that the homeless should take what they can get.

By now we can all agree that once profit comes into play, all rights are off--even the human ones. Our PM stated three years ago that a home is a human right and yet still here we are. Nothing changes if nothing changes. Being on the sidelines, I have lots of theories and even more fingers to point. It feels to me that we've all been fooled into believing that if the commodity is a human right then those taking part in it are great and selfless humans. And some may very well be while others see that human right merely as an investment.

In Ontario, Premier Ford rules the Province with a double edged sword. On the one side, he's done away with some rent control measures put in by Premier Wynne before him, opening up the profit gates for any newly constructed buildings. On the other side, he has frozen all rent in Ontario until the end of 2021--thanks for that. Like many other measures however, many Landlords didn't hear or simply aren't listening. They realize that they can opportunistically profit from ignorance. Because if the LL's haven't heard the news, then the tenants definitely haven't. Heck, as of last night my head superintendent told me he was unaware of a rent freeze. The head lady at the rental office has no idea of this freeze. We have workers carrying out illegal activities because they work for a corporation that refuses to abide regulation. How many of my neighbors are now paying an increase that they should never have gotten in the first place? Potentially too many.

Another way that LL's profit opportunistically is by building the trust of council when it comes to subsidized units and Ontario's 90 day rule. This rules that a person in a subsidized unit can abandon said unit for 90 consecutive days without losing their subsidy. The problem is that no one is keeping track of the 90 days. There's a unit on the first floor that has been empty for well over a year now. Many of us have inquired and are told by housing that it's filled. When pushed, it was shared with me that when Kingston housing gets a complaint about an empty unit, they call the LL to inquire. This building is still mostly inclusive and so you can see how an empty subsidized unit could be a very profitable thing for a LL. I ask you in all honestly, how are we ever going to get every human a home when we can't even be sure that subsidized units are filled? 

We now live in a landlord's market where there are more renters than there are available units to rent and why? Because housing is a highly profitable business. Capitalism doesn't differentiate between those businesses that provide human rights and so, nothing changes because nothing changes. Even the very word "Landlord" holds negative connotations for a large portion of society. This saddens me as I know several Landlords who have never raised the rent, who work WITH their tenants each month. For their good deeds to be tarnished by the capitalistic behaviors of others in their field infuriates me.

There is a separation occurring with humanity--those who have, those who wish they had, and those who believe that if they work hard enough they'll have too. In discussions with a landlord friend I stated recently that I wish I were in his position of owning several homes. Though he is cash-strapped, his future is golden! I am one of the hopeful people hoarding savings away and praying the real estate market returns to sanity. Don't even get me started on the fact that foreign investment in our city is creating comparables whose value suddenly skyrockets because homes are bought with foreign cash well above asking price. There is a very good chance I will never be able to afford a home again.

And when regulations favor one side over the other, it's a no win situation. Did you know that if you rent a room in a home, you have few to no rights whatsoever? In my meager experience, I've rented rooms to two students. I am shocked to learn how few rights they had considering how well they paid me for those rooms. Students are our future yet they are also used opportunistically every day to line pockets and build business. Business that our local Chamber of Commerce applauds for their ingenious profitability.

So what needs to change first? The UN says that simply stating a home is a human right doesn't mean a Government must provide it. Even though having a home would cut our national healthcare costs drastically? Are we sure our Government officials aren't secretly taking advantage of this highly profitable industry and therefore refuse to change regulation? Ahem Kingston. Should those in positions of creating regulation be able to profit in the very field they create regulation for? I glance at our Federal MP Mark Gerretsen when I ask this question. Conflicts of interest abound.

Would it be such a great hardship to take profit out of the rental industry? Would it be so illogical to give the renter some 'consumer protection' from the minister of consumer affairs? We must pause the 90 day rule until more housing is built. Long gone are the days of having units in this city unfilled! Temperatures are dropping and evictions are normalizing again. Aside from the effects on our fellow human, I fear the effects on the community as a whole. Disparity has side effects and none of them are good. 

Monday 23 November 2020

The Basis of My Own Personal Beliefs


I believe that Paganism is the true 'relationship' that Christianity was based off of.

In fact, I believe that Jesus was a Pagan.

He was used as a representative--likely not paid what he was worth--of this fresh new mono-theistic religion of organized beliefs.

Imagine the day he realized what was happening?

No doubt, that was what he was considering during that now famous pose on his knee, thinking.

I worship the Sun, for she gives life.

I worship the Moon, for she gives balance.

I worship the Earth, for she is everything I need.

To me EVERYTHING else makes no sense.


Some days I can't wait to return to it.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Religious Freedoms Deserve Respect & Transparency--What's IN That Covid Vaccine?

Personal faith & religious freedoms is something we've given rights to.  We respect it societally to the point of having four choices of meat in the meat counter-- the cheap kind, the halal kind, the kosher kind, and the organic kind.  Now, this might just be capitalism but it's indicative of the levels of adherence that those within these faiths comply.  It's so important to them that they choose their foods specifically, oftentimes paying more than their neighbors.

I remember working for a Kosher Jewish family in town.  I served & cleaned up after a few Shabbat celebrations and it was literally five hours of stress.  Why?  Because Kosher Jewish meals are very strict.  We prepared the meal on a Granite countertop that was covered with paper because it wasn't a solid piece of Granite and thus not Kosher.  There were two sets of all cutlery and no label on the drawers for ease of use. 

Before we began I was given brief training and to illustrate the importance of keeping the dairy cutlery and the meat cutlery separate, my experienced co-worker told me what happened if and when this rule is missed.  A friend had made that error in earlier days working for a Jewish family and the entire drawer went into the trash.  It was now considered contaminated and no longer usable in their Kosher kitchen.

More than once I wondered if any of it mattered?  Would ignorance be bliss?  Is it true that what they don't know won't hurt them?  I went home that first night to google the why and when I was unable to find solid literal reasoning, I resigned to simply do as they wish.  They paid me well after all.

In the news we hear about Muslims being tortured and made to eat Pork, a food their religion prohibits them from eating.  

What if you forgot to inform your Hindu friend that those samosas have Beef in them.  Would it really matter?

How about your Vegan friends who refuse to eat any animal product whatsoever?  

In the end it's about respect right?  I respect you enough to acknowledge these rules regardless of the reasons why.

It is for this reason that I feel more transparency is needed with regards to the new and upcoming Covid-19 vaccine.  I believe it bares mentioning that the Vaccine we're all anticipating has been made with aborted fetal tissue.  Christians have always been against abortion and whether or not I agree with this stance, it exists nonetheless.  My father's faith was something I may not have understood but I respected it to the point of attending Mass many times just to please him.

Of course, this Vaccine is not the only one to delve into the use of certain foreign tissues but this is thus far the only one that may very well change how we live our lives.  This one might be mandated or if refused, may decide where you go, whom you see, what you do for a living.  

How many of you are still reading and how many believe I'm out to lunch?  Let's research the use of fetal cells in vaccines.  In this article from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, we learn that aborted fetal tissue already exist in the development of Chicken Pox, Rubella, Hep A, and one type of Rabies vaccine.  You can read why human cells are used and honestly, in the end it's about efficiency of development.  In one paragraph they describe having tried using Monkey kidney cells but "in addition to being cumbersome, costly, and requiring large numbers of animals, this method made it difficult to consistently assure the same quality of starting material."

Introducing MRC-5, a term I hope is one of the most searched terms in the next few months. According to the internet, "MRC-5 (Medical Research Council cell strain 5) is a diploid cell culture line composed of fibroblasts, originally developed from the lung tissue of a 14-week-old aborted male fetus."  This fetus was terminated in 1966 and his cells are still used to this day.  

Now, it is stated that there are no cells in the vaccine because it has gone through a purification process but I ask you, since when would that matter?  I mean, the knife that cuts the meat and spreads the cream cheese must be trashed remember? To think that any purification process would deem the use of these cells as unimportant in the end-result is naive. There are alternatives, albeit inferior ones but choices exist.  It is ease of use that determines the use of human cells.  

For Catholics, the Pope is the king of the castle and made a statement on this topic in 2003.  You can read here the clarity of belief in the immoral aspect of this practice.  Scroll down so you can read his words in English.

I suppose though that my idea of right and wrong is of little importance.  Heck, we can't even agree to the right to know which foods are genetically modified.  Do we really deserve to know if the 'medicines' we're prescribed were made in an ethical way?

Maybe not.  Maybe personal rights and freedoms are going the way of the Dodo Bird and being matched with the promise of longevity.  For now, in Canada the vaccine appears to be optional but the number of doses ordered is astounding.  How are we going to vaccinate every Canadian when we can't even get potable drinking water to them all?

That's a whole other blog post.  There are other equally disturbing aspects of this vaccine containing the benign sounding acronym "RNA".  But for this argument, the fact that religious freedoms are given in all other ways aside from this one, completely shatters my image of freedom.

Sunday 1 March 2020


Canna-Bacon may be one of the most sustainable ways of infusing cannabis into a food because it leaves a pan full of infused bacon fat to use the next time you cook.


Line cookie sheet with parchment paper to keep bacon from sticking to the pan.
Lay down strips of bacon
Sprinkle ground cannabis of your choice
Drizzle oil of your choice on bacon strips
Use your finger or a spoon to ensure all cannabis is covered in oil
>>especially on fatty areas
Bake in oven at 300 until desired crispness turning once

Retain bacon grease in a well-labeled container and use in place of butter or oil.

Tuesday 25 February 2020

Seed Ordering, the New Antidepressant

Hey friends!  I am flying higher than Carrie Bradshaw at a shoe sale!

I just put 3 -- three -- THREE orders in for seeds!

Here are the sites for you check out too.

Richter's Herbs out of Toronto Canada

This looks to be an absolute gold mine of well bred herb, flower, fruit & veggie seeds.  They even
have a bunch of super rare seeds from all over the world that they've sourced in order to keep the lineages growing.  For any vegan or veggie friends, there are MANY non-GMO Pea and Bean seeds that you should check out.  I got two packs of heirloom Edamame seeds I'm very excited to grow.  Most of my growing has been on my balcony for the past few years but you would be surprised at the room out there.  And, I honestly just get such therapy out of seeing things grow that even when they fail to produce, I still love the process.

The seeds I'm most eager to get growing are various Eucalyptus varieties that have such amazing scent at every phase of growth.  I even got Honey Eucalyptus.  Most seed packs are under $4.

The Sacred Seed out of Toronto Canada

This is where I found my Peyote seeds and my Psilocybin spores last Spring.  They have many other seeds and some very interesting dried herbs that any fellow psychonauts may find intriguing.  With the Peyote and spores I also bought Morning Glory seeds which contain LSA similar but milder effects to LSD.  However I've yet to use them and have thus far only enjoyed them via their incredible flowers.  Sacred Seed has all kinds of growing equipment as well.

MagiCactus out of Mississauga Canada

Did you know that growing Peyote cacti is 100% legal in Canada?  They were exempt from the Controlled Substances Act because Natives had used them ceremonially for so long.  Until last night after I discovered this site, I only thought there was one kind of Peyote.  I couldn't have been more wrong!

There are around 30 different varieties to choose from with 10 packs averaging $8.  I also decided to grab some other Cacti types like Peruvian Torch and San Pedro seeds!  I've never been in love with the spikey ones but figure they'll be so cute to grow that I'll learn to love and respect their stingers in due time.  I'm also going to gift some of these seeds to friends and family in an effort to share this super rewarding habit of growing.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds out of Missouri is where I sourced many of last year's seeds including some absolutely incredible Lemon Eucalyptus seeds.  I may put an order in there again before Spring.  They offer free worldwide shipping which is truly amazing right now.

Here to help!

Friday 14 February 2020

Ode To Our Day of Love

'New Face' by Alice Walker

I have learned not to worry about love;
but to honor its coming
with all my heart.

To examine the dark mysteries
of the blood
with headless heed and

to know the rush of feelings
swift and flowing
as water.

The source appears to be
some inexhaustible
within our twin and triple

the new face I turn up
to you
no one else on earth
has ever

~ Alice Walker