By Denton Ramsey
A little under four and a half years ago, this crazy little thing called #CannaTruths — starting as a seed in the soil of ending the war on weed and propaganda-filled prohibition of drugs , and more specifically, the war on American citizens who are judged and jailed due to simply showing support for or using (as a medicine, for recreation, or a combination of the two) a miracle plant that has been here since the beginning of time — began to grow.
And as of 4:20 p.m. Central Time in Central Texas on this 30th day of March 2016, the complete RE-legalization [check your facts if y’all are confused] of the plant has yet to occur (for further educational material on flushing facts from fiction, click here for a column on the subject from the #CannaTruths website.
But there’s hope on the horizon.
I (Denton Ramsey; host and creator of a plant podcast easily obtainable through the tremendous outlet of iTunes and played through numerous airwaves that crisscross international lines) was very fortunate — thanks to a plethora of unexplainable events that, to this very day, I still can’t even begin to describe any real rhyme, reason, why or how behind the actual occurrence taking place — to be able to both watch and witness in wild wonder in #TheMileHigh when the first cannabis “stores” (dispensaries to be exact; awesome name for these pleasant smelling “shops” scattered about the snow-covered streets and sidewalks) opened on a beautifully crisp and cool New Year’s morning of 2014.
From those Christmas Eve Texas-born 2011 debut days of #CannaTruths in a memory-filled Baylor-based apartment master bedroom — armed with a voice, pen, paper, an iPhone, blunt facts, high energy and emotionally-driven desire to educate the unaware masses — in Waco, to the opening weeks of a drastically different Denver, Colorado two years later, major hurdles had already been jumped.
Two years since THAT time, ONLY 11 states in America still adhere to both jurisdiction and complete prohibition of the plant (if you want more FACTS on the subject, simply click here for Ramsey‘s first 11 canna columns.
Yes; you’re reading that right: there are only 11 states that DO NOT have SOME form of decriminalization, partial legalization, or full legalization law in place regarding growing, obtaining, or partaking a God-given beautiful medicinal plant called cannabis.
Wake up, America.
Jump on the truth train before the tracks come off on this wild and windy ride and roll to end prohibition, one that WILL one day in the very near future end with smoke-filled signals in the States and beyond with peace-pipes and burnt offerings being inhaled and exhaled worldwide celebrating victory — a victory that has already begun.
I saw MANY miracle moments while cruising my tad over three-month happy high Colorado adventure: from dabs, globs, rigs, edibles, and extract parties that would make even homegrown hippies and daily-use stoners of the world’s heads spin, to learning and experiencing growing this absolutely amazing and gorgeous gift — first coming to fruition with preparation and beginning phases in bedroom-sized basement rooms, with two-by-fours properly screwed or nailed into place on the ceiling for safe and secure grow-light hanging, to walking final phases of what appeared to be never-ending rows and grows galore in warehouses producing sweet sensimilla to the cannabis-approved citizens of Colorado.
So, guys; only one question remains: simply said, #whatsnext?
CannaTruths is your premier source for cannabis related news and events around the US and world. Offering live streams, podcasts, columns, commentary, videos, news, and educational materials, the show strives to bring YOU, our loyal listeners and YouTube viewers, a unique perspectives and clear and present FACTS about cannabis, adding in the usual mixture of music, sports, and world news.
A writer for over 15 years and a cannabis activist, he began CannaTruths on December 24, 2011; the show is now available as a live stream on UStream (YouTube archive of Episode 52, which aired on March 21, 2016, can be found here).
His canna columns have appeared on numerous networks such as Russ Belville’s NORML Show Live (Russ also appeared as a guest on CannaTruths and his 24-hour cannabis news network was later housed under 420 Radio), Colorado’s homegrown John Doe Radio, and a plethora of other pro-cannabis websites (including 420 Nurses.com, WordPress420.com, PodcastChart.com, Yarn,Podcat, BestNug, AudioBurst.com, Texas Connect, PodBay, and Lubbock Loud), to being a repeat guest on live broadcasts such as Mat Lee’s The Hot Box Podcast (culminating with a call-in classic back-to-back encore extended epsiode with Professor Bluntston for Episode 102 and 102.5, along with appearances on Episode 76, Episode 78, Episode 81, Episode 106, and Episode 144).
Ramsey is the former co-host (“Dean Shwag”) of the popular Reefer Rhetoric Podcast (Yarn /Podcat / Podomatic / iTunes) with Professor Bluntston, and his columns have been published in many media outlets, such as the United Kingdom’s iSmoke Magazine, Examiner.com, Texas Cannabis Report, Texas NORML’s Facebook Page, the NORML of Waco Inc. website, and TheMarijuana.com.
He is also the owner and founder for DR/PR Agency, a public relations company based out of Central Texas with a primary focus on WordPress website design and solidifying a social media presence in a fast-paced and ever-growing internet-based day and age (past and present clients may be found here).
Denton, who is a divorced father of two and a lifelong advocate in the cannabis movement, resides in Waco and may be reached via email at CannaTruths@gmail.com or DRPRAgency@gmail.com. He may also be reached on Skype @CannaTruths (or his work Skype @DRPRAgency), or by calling or sending a text to the CannaTruths Google number at 254.307.2812.
Feel free to add him as a friend on Facebook and his personal YouTube page (mostly music episodes and acoustic renditions; for those with the fun and addicting Musical.ly app, feel free to add Denton @ramseytexas) and make sure to follow his personal Instagram or CannaTruths Instagram pages and follow the show’s Twitter feed; Ramsey is also available on LinkedIn,Google+, Vine, his personal Twitter and DR/PR Agency Twitter pages, and SoundCloud (you can also check out the fan-favorite parody song “Burn” by clicking here).
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#CannaTruths creator and host #DentonRamsey returned to the airwaves on March 21, 2016, for the first time since October of 2015 — this time going live and unplugged on UStream with a newly developed mindset and podcast passion — as Episode 52 of the show celebrated a belated four-year anniversary.