Monday, March 19, 2018

267 Watt Hours - It's Arrived

This battery is beefy and heavy compared to the original 99 Watt-hour battery. 

I liked this ominous sticker so much I moved it to the underside of my board to remind me how dangerous this goddamn thing is. It's good to remember and respect the thing.

It's not pregnant. This thing is chunky - a nice word for fat. Speaking of which, I'm going to be going on a diet experiment in the next few days. Once I get my blender, I'll be having veggies and some fruit for lunch and breakfast to see how I do. I'm hoping I can lose a few pounds that I've gained over the winter time. (Maybe 10 pounds?). Overall this battery was easy to install. They gave you an allen key wrench, a cool skate key which had a small 1-phillips and a recessed skate nut. It wasn't useful in changing the battery. Instead I used my quality socket wrench and allen key, coupled with some pliers to hold one of the bolts near the wheels tight. The battery can with 34% charged and took about 90 minutes to charge up. The weather is far to wet outside to ride on it yet - maybe next week if it goes well.

I was impressed with the box they shipped it in, quite a nice surprise. They even threw in 2 free boosted stickers. I put one on my skateboard, I haven't thought of where to put the other one yet.

I don't know what I'll do with the smaller spare battery. I guess I'll keep it as an emergency spare, just in case this massive battery fails. Eventually I could see myself ripping it open, and adding the capacity to the board using a makeshift adapter. But that's another story.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Juicing or Blending ?

Amazon had a used Oster 1400W for about $104.00 (these bad boys go for $280 normally) so I picked it up. Going to try and make smoothies (healthy, not loaded with sugar ones). I originally considered going with a Juicer but discovered through online videos and reviews that the waste is incredible for the amount of juice you actually get. And to get any decent chance of getting juice out of kale and other vegetables you'd need to spend at least $300 - 500 on an Omega Slow Juicer.

Instead, I decided to try out blending. I'm actually quite interested to see how powerful this one is. The 1400 W motor should chew almost anything to shreds, even iphones (joking).  I considered the top-of-the-line Vitamix, but they sell for $800 here in Canada. No way.

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Ever Chaotic World of Donald Trump

I find the American Politics situation very entertaining and extremely disturbing. But before I dig into this deep, juicy topic I'd thought I would borrow the current snapshot of the definition of the Presidential Seal:

The current seal is defined in Executive Order 10860, made by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 5, 1960, and effective since July 4, 1960. It states:

    The Coat of Arms of the President of the United States shall be of the following design:

        SHIELD: Paleways of thirteen pieces argent and gules, a chief azure; upon the breast of an American eagle displayed holding in his dexter talon an olive branch and in his sinister a bundle of thirteen arrows all proper, and in his beak a white scroll inscribed "E PLURIBUS UNUM" sable.
        CREST: Behind and above the eagle a radiating glory Or, on which appears an arc of thirteen cloud puffs proper, and a constellation of thirteen mullets argent.
        The whole surrounded by white stars arranged in the form of an annulet with one point of each star outward on the imaginary radiating center lines, the number of stars conforming to the number of stars in the union of the Flag of the United States as established by chapter 1 of title 4 of the United States Code.

    The Seal of the President of the United States shall consist of the Coat of Arms encircled by the words "Seal of the President of the United States."

The blazon (design) is essentially the same as the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States as defined in 1782, although with some extra colors specified, and a different arrangement of the stars, clouds, and glory than is typically seen in modern versions of the Great Seal. The only purely distinct element is the ring of 50 stars, representing the 50 states. Likewise, the symbolism follows that of the Great Seal:

    The stripes on the shield represent the 13 original states, unified under and supporting the chief. The motto (meaning "Out of many, one") alludes to the same concept.
    The arc of thirteen clouds, and the thirteen stars, also refer to the original 13 states.
    The olive branch and arrows denote the powers of peace and war.

In reality, Donald Trump's Presidential Seal would involve:

A side boob picture of Stormy Daniels, clutching in her left hand an American-made assault rifle (with clip extenders). In her right hand would be a solid brick of Columbian Cocaine. Flanked on each side would be chests of money, Trump, and a gigantic mirror loaded with plates of McDonalds food. Because Donald demands absolute and continuous loyalty - even if he questions you, doubts you, and name-calls you. Anyone working under Trump should get used to his erratic moods and eyes sharper than an eagle - for finding out if anyone even remotely slights him. 

Stuck in between Stormy Daniel's breasts would be a couple of remote controls for the two tv sets (on mute) because he loves to watch Fox news (for bias confirmation) and CNN (to rage).

Whatever the Russians have on Donald Trump must be very good. He's turned into their bitch since taking office. And I don't think it was anything personal he cares about. It's about his business. His hotels in Russia need to stay open. Putin could easily have them closed. Why not? But America has not supported the UK since Russia (allegedly) poisoned an ex-spy & his wife with nerve gas. 

The fact that he has fired a record amount of White House staff in 1 year (and enjoys doing it btw), shows an extreme psychopathic attitude to dealing with people. "Fuck everyone, it's my way or no way". When he accused Canada of having a trade imbalance, Trudeau quickly corrected him - repeatedly. It wasn't until the fourth or fifth time he admitted (off record) that he made it up. This is what happens when someone leaves the back door open and all hell breaks loose. The worse room mate in the world has moved in and you cannot legally evict him until 2020. 

God help America. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Boosted's Ingenius Marketing Ploy

Step back!

Imagine, you're waiting for your extended battery from boosted - and it's due to arrive next week (yay!). You receive an e-mail from boosted and it says this:


Smart. You see, they know you already have a spare battery. Why not carve $250 off the MSRP ($1250 vs. 999 and you'd have TWO boosted v2 d+ boards! wow eh? Amazing!

But it costs $1,000 USD + conversion (maybe $1400 CDN). I live on a budget. I don't make six figure income here. If I did, I would have bought 7 boosted boards because they can be super finicky bitches and love to randomly fuck with you. That's why Casey Neistat owns 15 of these bastards.

So instead, I punched myself to restrain the hand from going to the BUY NOW goddamn button. I just love how they added in small print "For a limited time... "

Remember? It's like proposing for marriage. You know that stuff is for a limited time. You can't just propose and keep a fiance for 20  years. I mean, come on. No woman is going to stick around for that.

But boosted? Those people are evil. They know their customers love their products. Infact, I'm dry humping my skateboard as I type this message.

I'll be back.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

1950's and how television sets were created

These days, television sets are manufactured with the cheapest components available. They are made to last maybe 4-5 years max. If a component fails on modern tv's, it is often cheaper to chuck the old set and buy a new one, since parts are expensive and sometimes proprietary.

TV's back in the ancient 1950's were made to last 10-15 years. A very cool time machine video. Amazing to see women working - back when they were considered 'housewives' - shocking now, but really, this was how it was back in that era.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Boosted Board Report Update

Skateboarding in March sucks. Between the hazardous icy patches of road, random wet road and sidewalks, and people who have no concept of a self powered skateboard. While riding this afternoon a pickup truck came up beside me in the bike lane and said "Hey! That's cheating!". I replied "You goddamn right!". Listen: I'm not a young person anymore. I'm not ancient but I certainly don't have the heel stamina to move a manual skateboard around anymore. I tried that bullshit back in March 2017 and let me tell you, walking was excruciatingly painful after moving a cheap longboard around for 5-6 weeks. And forget riding a skateboard without any kind of brakes. Fuck everything about that. I remember last March when I burned out on the skateboard going 40 km/hour. Crazy shit.

I resisted the urge to go full blast down the bike lane in some areas where the road was sketchy. I've had too many falls to know what that feels like. Slow down, know the road, remember the bumps and large cracks...then go full blast. 

I suspect one of my motors is going to die soon. While riding over the past 3 times, I have noticed that the motor will disconnect from the power controller. This is not a physical connection because the cable locks into the motor controller. I have seen this happen last year, and I had to send my damn board back to boosted for repair.

Boosted really took care of me. They literally replaced all electronic components - including the remote controller - for free. They even repaired and shipped it out on the same goddamn day. That's right. 

You can read many stories on about their legendary customer service. People have sent their version 1 boards back to boosted due to motor or battery failure. They usually repair and send it back for free. Now that is hellishly good customer service.  

I just got confirmation that the battery has shipped and I should get it mid-next week. By then the roads might be dry enough to really test the long distance I can get from the extended batteries.


Monday, March 12, 2018

Hitchhiking Across America with David Choe

Must-watch documentary.

TL/DR: David Choe is a United States of America artist who takes a side-kick to travel from the west coast of America to the east coast using only hitchhiking as his method of travel. He followed these basic rules:

* You cannot pay for transportation; this is only allowed for return trip
* You must sleep rough or if you stay in a hotel you can't pay for it
* Hitchhiking, Train-riding, and stashing yourself in containers are OK

David Choe is a really interesting person. And not for the fact that he's worth several hundred US million dollars. (This was the guy Zuckerberg gave shares in Facebook before it went public. Yeah, it's a shit ton of money).

But listening to him on Howard Stern, he's a pretty eccentric guy. His cocky attitude and snappy dress style warm you up to his chill, "Hey let's just get high and chill" kind of friend.

A must-see, but NSFW because of boobs.

Weird Japanese Candy

A customer went to Japan and she brought back a ton of strange candy. The kit kat was green tea flavored.  Very strange.

The bar above is an Aero bar with chunks of nuts. Not bad, but not a kit kat either.

Now this is one tasty motherfucker candy bar. Shown below with fancy nuts and chewy caramel, it was sweet, salty, and nutty. Glorious.

Right. So you know those creamsicle ice cream bars you can get from the grocery store? Well they made a kit kat bar that tastes exactly like that. It was actually pretty good.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

It's coming !!!!!

Double the range!
More bloodshed!
Scared pedestrians!
Foolish middle-aged asshole on skateboard - coming soon !

We'll sell you the whole seat, but you'll only need THE EDGE!!

And yes, I have lost my f*cking mind.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Practical Electronics, or how to destroy a customer's TV set

Brief History: After I graduated from High School (back in 1987, Jesus Christ!) I decided it would be good to take post-secondary education in Electronics. Now, that's where I met my good friend Winnipeg Cameraman at South Winnipeg Technical Center. But let's skip this, because my story begins 1 year after I graduated from SWTC and decided to go to Red River Community College in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They had a Domestic Electronics course - which was essentially consumer electronics repair (TV, VCR's, Camcorders, etc).

I had a few good teachers during that course. One of them, George, was a complete drunk who came in most of the time reeking of alcohol on his breath. The guy was from Czechoslovakia and a real hard ass. If you were late for class this asshole would mark you absent. It wasn't a huge deal, except that some of the people there were going to school under their Employment Insurance program: If you were absent from x many days of the class, you'd lose your financing.

The school was fairly well equipped with soldering and desoldering stations, digital multi-meters, and oscilloscopes. About halfway through the course we had the opportunity to fix customers TV sets and VCR's - provided they purchase the parts.

My first (and only) customer was a Russian dude who was friends with George. He brought in this European tv brand "Telefunken" which was basically a 26 inch CRT TV. It had the classic symptoms of a blown flyback transistor: No high voltage, fuse shorted, and dead high voltage.

Replacement of the transistor quickly replaced it. And I told the customer his TV set was ready to go, except during final soldering I made the horrible mistake of soldering while the TV was plugged in. Because of this, the moment my soldering iron touched the high voltage area (even though it was "OFF"), the soldering iron completed the ground circuit and I blew out the flyblack transformer.

The flyback transformer is a special electronic component that increases the DC voltage from several hundred volts to about 28,000 - 38,000 volts. This is required in order for electrons to be fired off into the phosphor coating on the CRT tube. These components are expensive, typically costing almost as much as the TV in some cases.

The customer was livid - understandably. George didn't really give a fuck, and by this time he was drinking between class breaks. The customer was escorted off the grounds of Red River Community College and that was my first and only chance to fix a customers issue with a soldering iron.

Some of the people I was schooling with were completely fucked: One was asleep for most of the training and promptly failed in the 3rd semester. Another was caught playing explicit pornography in the classroom on a customer's VCR. A few people were complete morons, incapable of soldering anything except a blunt of weed.

My favorite teacher was Mr. Miller, and he was an easy, laid-back guy. He raised the entire grade of our classroom one semester because many were on the verge of flunking. My grades went from B+ to A+ in that instant. Awesome. The digital electronics teacher was a very eccentric guy who taught me what part of the human brain is responsible for providing "directions" and used that to explain how digital logic works.

Sadly, all this electronic training didn't really help much, because back then the recession was in full swing. Many years later I still use my electronics knowledge and still do some hardware hacking every now and then. I've even ordered a soldering station to get back into re-working circuits in my spare time. I'd like to look into hybrid battery power and expand my knowledge on balancing battery charging and how to make a hybrid system for any car.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

No Grip Tape vs. New Grip Tape

$15 from The Source in Calgary. The other alternative was the "Weed Bear" but there is no fucking way I was putting a Cannabis bud on my skateboard.

Friday, March 2, 2018

I admire his pluck.

People stop and ask "Why?", but I say, "Why not?"

We truly live in a fucked up world.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ride Report

1600+ kilometers and it's still burning up the pavement. Well, sort of. I took the boosted board out for a rip this morning and during lunchtime. Here are a few things I discovered while riding the board today:

Grip Tape

In terrible condition, I had problems keeping my feet stuck to the board. Coupled with the wet and snow/icy surfaces, it makes grip impossible. The plan is to remove the grip tape and replace with new,pristine tape with sharp grip.

Electrical Connections

Bad. I had 4-5 random disconnects from one of the batteries whenever I went over bumps and such. The only solution is to re-seat connectors, power the board off and on and hope it works again.


Not great. Although the wheels spin, there is a very pronounced drag on a few wheels where you can see 3/4 wheels are buggered with dirty and inefficient bearings.


Good condition. It had lots of juice and accepted charging readily.


Great condition, no issues.

Board Firmware

Updated today. Boosted released a new version of motor controller software which will work with the new Extended Battery that I'll get in March.

The Plan

The board has to be completely disassembled and cleaned. The bearings and grip tape need to be replaced. The wheels are in good shape for at least another 1600 kms. To replace them you'd be looking at $150 CDN plus shipping.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wise Words

For anyone who's walked downtown Calgary near the crackmacs....

On the plus side, I'll be taking my boosted board to work tomorrow !

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Disconnect from the Internet? Unheard of!

Ask anyone older than 35 years old about what life was like before the age of easy internet access. In the 1980's, the most advanced technology available was rudimentary e-mail, Fidonet, Newsgroups, and pagers. Cellular telephones that could fit into your back pocket were pure fantasy. We had the huge Motorola bag phone back then - and it cost $5-6K to get one.

One could imagine a busy executive, wiping the cocaine residue from his nose and gingerly hefting up the gigantic cell phone while driving his car. Dial-up internet didn't come into focus until the early 1990's and even that was terrible.

If you are 30 and older, the generation who grew up without this easy internet access -- count yourself in the tiny population of "old folks". To be fair, I don't count middle age to be anything until you hit mid-to late 40's. The distractions of today's applications are continuous and endless. They are meant to capture your attention for longer and longer periods. Back in the early 2000's I wrote about the Crackberry and how using these devices fueled information addiction. That blinking red light that told you someone left a message - and if it meant reading the message at 3 in the morning, you'd do it.

There is value in staying connected to others, but as long as this connectivity doesn't interfere with your everyday life. Too often, I see couples sitting with their phones out, at dinner, ignoring each other while reading news feeds.

I believe in moderation, as long as what you do doesn't impact others or yourself negatively.

To WPGCAMERAMAN: I'll be creating a twitter account next month for lurking and DM's. I'll ping you in late March when I'm ready to bring it back.

Friday, February 23, 2018

A Proposal for My Ideal Social Media

My social media platform would be based off these key points below:

  •  No advertising, completely free service
  •  No mobile apps. Desktop website only
  •  Minimum age: 18
  •  All accounts would be vetted by myself or an authorized proxy I trust
  •  Absolutely no personable, identifying information
  •  No tracking, data mining, or selling of any information to 3rd parties
  •  By default, all notifications are turned off. No badges, rewards, or like/dislike
  •  NO corporate accounts allowed
  •  Encrypted data and auto-wipe
  •  No racist, misogynistic,  or Nazi assholes allowed
  •  Spammers will be perma-banned by IP and MAC address
  •  Absolutely no inter-social media linking such as facebook's "like this"
  •  If you die, your account is deleted. None of this memorial bullshit
  •  Harassment of any users will result in perma-ban 
  • Auto-delete account from inactivity >30 days 
They say that when you use a free service, you are the product. In this revolutionary web site, there is no product. With my Social Media Experiment, your identity, history, and data is completely safe. I really don't give a goddamn rats ass what you are doing - as long as it's not illegal like abusing kids or animals. This is the "Fuck you" of social media. There is no end game. Stop using it? Auto-delete after 30 days of no logins. The best part? The web site will self-destruct after 1 year. In its place will be a static "Construction" sign from the 1990's.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Why would you play this game ?

If your idea of a good time involves squatting in the dark woods, making as less noise as possible so not to stir up the evil creatures that lurk there to kill you. Developed out of Russia, this multi-player game attracted my attention because I love survival horror games. Death comes swiftly and quick, whether from a large variety of monstrous creatures or the crazy madmen who lurk near and around the island.

Although you have a trusty flashlight, you won't be using it much, unless you enjoy attracting attention to yourself. Creatures of the night flock to it like fire to dry grass. What's interesting is the paranormal aspect of the game. It reminds me of Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl, where these odd winds and paranormal-type things would attack you if you ventured too close to them. I swear the sounds are the same.

You can craft items, but to be honest my pathetic attempts at survival have not been great. I once found a sweet heavy gun which would fire gigantic shells and kill things with one shot. Very handy, but I only had 3 bullets. Items also wear out and require re-building from workshops.

I'm ashamed to admit I put over 300 hours into Dayz and this game is 2,000 times better than that trainwreck. At least you have something to do on this island. In Dayz you just wander around, fight zombies and players who (rarely now) play with you. The red sky reminds me of Darkwood, another terrifying game I play. The developers are updating this game very frequently as it's in alpha right now.

Oh. And did I mention the jump scares? Tons of them. I was walking down the railroad tracks and suddenly some bloody women appeared in front of me with menacing laughter in the air. I almost pissed myself.

I love the game.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Major Snowfall Alert


3:37 PM MST Wednesday 07 February 2018
Winter storm warning in effect for:
  • City of Calgary
Significant amounts of snow, with total amounts of 25 to 35 cm is expected.

An area of heavy snow, currently from Grande Cache to Medicine Hat, including the mountain parks, continues to intensify as it moves southward. Heavy snow will continue through tonight and most of the day Thursday before beginning to gradually taper off Thursday evening.

In the mountain parks and along the foothills snowfall accumulations may reach as high as 50 cm in a few localities, especially over higher terrain.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

By tomorrow morning Calgary should have accumulated 25-30 cm of snow, plus an additional 5-10 cm during Thursday will make tomorrow's commute for drivers a literal crawl drive.

Although I will be driving in the early morning to the SE Hospital, I will try to take the transit during tomorrow... I'm thinking it'll be safer in the long run. We have company coming in from PEI on Saturday @ 1AM, so I'm hopeful the roads and Deerfoot will be clear by then.


Thursday, February 1, 2018


An insightful documentary about how much data Facebook really keeps about you.

Private video. Password is: facebookistan

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Laptop Battery Instructions.

In Chinglish.

A customer bought a chinese battery. I told the person to never leave it unattended while charging and maybe, put it on a concrete pad in case it catches fire.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

RIP Ron Stone

My uncle Ron was a guy I was never close to. He was the youngest of the Stones and although we did get along mostly, when he was drinking he changed into a person I never recognized. I didn't find out he died until today - about 5 years after he passed away on December 4, 2012.

I invited him to my first wedding back in 1996 to kind of let him know I forgave him pulling a knife on me and my brother back in the early 90's at my Grandma's house. I remember it well, he was lementing about his life and I cockily suggested since he made his bed, he might as well lie in it.

He got angry and kicked me and my brother out of my grandma's house. Problem is my truck was stuck behind his car. We had to walk to our cousin's place and crash the night there. I didn't know, but when my brother and I were sleeping they went over and beat the crap out of him. He also got into a fight with my other uncle back in the mid 1980's right on the front lawn: He wanted a ride to some place in Portage but my uncle wasn't going anywhere. Ron stabbed the spare tire of my uncle's truck and it was on: Both fighting in the front yard, my dad in the living room. "Should we break it up?" I asked my dad. "Nah, let them fight. He needs a lesson".

The RCMP pulled my uncle Jim off Ron and took him away. Flash forward to 1997 and he called me out of the blue telling me he had some tools of my dad's. He was off his rocker and started swearing at me over the phone. I said if I ever saw him again I'd murder him.

And that was the last time I ever spoke to him.

Kind of bummed we never made up. I realize now he had serious problems with booze and drugs.

I used to joke with my brother about "his uncle Ron" as to give ownership about this guy. Cracks me up to this day - except after I heard he passed away.

RIP Uncle Ron.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Classic Trance: Saltwater by Chicane

A song about losing pain.

 Oscail mo shuile
Nios mo eist e sin
Ar an tsaile snamha

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol lol the doh fol the day

Open my eyes saltwater rain
Oscail mo shuil in that way
Eist tu in that way
Eist tu in that way

Missing part in that way
Eist tu oscail mo shuil

Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol lol the doh fol the day
Fol lol the doh fol the day

Open my eyes, saltwater rain
Oscail mo shùil, no more inside
Saltwater rain, oscail mo shùil
English translation, open my eyes

Bigger, listen to us
Swimming in saltwater
Open my eyes, saltwater rain
Open my eyes in that way
You listen in that way
You listen in that way

Missing part, in that way
You listen open my eyes
No more inside, saltwater rain
Open my eyes

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Curbing the Urge to Share

The doctor is in and will see you now. I've noticed that since I've removed myself from Twitter there is still an urge to share interesting links, videos, etc. with friends. I'll stop myself and say "No. You only have this shitty blog now. No more twitter". 

Oh I've ran blogs before - as far back as 1998 to be exact. I won't spoil anyone with the extremely boring details, but I basically hand-edited my web page using hotdog and even Notepad and uploaded the files with a free FTP program. Blogging back then was a huge pain in the ass. Limited space, no easy templates.... I ripped off a local ISP's web site and made it into my own.

Today I don't have time for that shit. I just need a quick editor and post with decent controls - and I'm done. Maybe one day I'll get rid of this blog too. Maybe.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Deleted Twitter

Back in the 1980's we didn't have snapchat, twitter, powerful smartphones, high speed communications, tinder, name it. I am the last of the generation who grew up without Facebook. Back then, the computer nerds like me owned things like Commodore 64's with 1200 baud modems, Amiga 500's with 2400 baud ones... hell my buddy Dave had a hayes HST modem, then a 56K bitch.

We'd gather together with other guys and gals to illegally copy software amongst us. Games were expensive back then, averaging 40$ per title in 1980's money ($91.71 in today's cash). We'd pirate until 3 in the goddamn morning, using hardware and software tools to copy everything and anything. Software protection wheel? We'd copy that bitch. Special glasses to read the codes? Photocopied with a filter. I don't think there was any game that we couldn't copy illegally. At one point I think  I had 500 goddamn floppy disks full of porn, games, and programs.

There were no singles ads except the ones where they sound like this:

Single White Male seeking fit woman aged 20-30 with no kids and must love bdsm play.

Life was not simpler back then. It took more work to communicate with people. I couldn't snapchat or text a buddy when I was bored. I'd actually have to go drive or phone them.

I joined Twitter in 2010 of July. I was never into social media very much, and I found facebook and linkedin to be equally annoying & useless.

A couple of years ago I deleted all 12,000 tweets and likes from Twitter. Then last year I decided to go thermo nuclear and completely annihilate my tweets. No history. No images. Replies are gone.

I deactivated Twitter and don't really give a flying fuck.


Monday, January 1, 2018

Entering the year of Cannabis legalization

Image, 80 years of prohibition nonsense and police brutality over a simple herb - a plant if you will. Now coming to an end in Canada and already in some parts of the US. It was the same with Alcohol during that period but for a much shorter duration. In Canada you have 2 ways to obtain weed:

1. Illegally through your local drug dealer or mail order marijuana site. Currently the cheapest and easiest way to get weed right now. Even if you don't have "that guy" you can always find a MOM online that will sell for as little as 3$ per gram for weed. (Mind you at that price it's bagged scraps).

2. Legally through the Canada Medical Marijuana system and licensed provider's (LP). Once you sign up and pick an LP, you're locked in for about a year. Inventory for some LP's is not great as there have been many stories of people seeking low-THC and high-CBD strains - only to see them sold out.

I have mixed feelings about legalization of Cannabis. First, it can be a truly wonderful medicine when taken responsibily and only by adults. I have first hand felt the effects of going to sleep and waking up very rested. However for some who cannot control their usage, it can become a full-time unending habit. It's easy to get into the relaxed confines of a cerebrial high. Your stress is down, your heart rate and blood pressure lowered. Life is good. Who wouldn't want that? My view is, with moderation and occaisional tolerance breaks. The T breaks can provide excellent time to reflect and think about the past month or so.

But enough of this. If I were to offer anyone advice when legalization kicks in and you're tempted to try edibles: Don't go higher than a 50 mg does, otherwise you will have a mind blowing high that may scare you. Trust me.