In the spirit of Independence Day, let us not forget our founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson owned large scale cannabis farms in their heyday. Their farms produced hemp and some interesting vignettes of Jefferson smoking it on his porch and the famous journal entries of Washington's where he "separated the male from the female" indicated that perhaps not all of their interest was in the non-psychoactive variety.
This month celebrates my personal favorite cannabis related holiday - 7/10 or OIL. Why? Because the Holy Anointing Oil, sacred to the religious practices of Moses at the Tabernacle and to my own spiritual practices is a legitimate cannabis holiday for those who use cannabis not as a medicine primarily, never a recreational drug, but always for a spiritual experience. Join the CHA and myself on Governor's Island this month to learn more about cannabis oil, it's properties as a medicine and just as, if not more importantly as a sacred herb, a spiritual mandate, and sovereign right.