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Julie’s Story – A Personal Touch

There are benefits to the economy, public health, and to each and every person who can recognize the therapeutic properties of this plant. Everyone should have common knowledge of the data that backs up these claims. From there, what you decide to do with it is your choice.

If I can provide you with information that you can gain knowledge from, a product that will ease your pain or an opportunity that will bring you financial freedom, then I have done my job and this site has done what I have intended.

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there.” Anonymous

On Monday, July 24, 1967, The Beatles (yes The Beatles) call for the legalization of marijuana in a full-page advertisement entitled “The law against marijuana is immoral in principle and unworkable in practice” that appeared in The Times newspaper. It was supported by 64 of the most prominent members of British society including the band and Brian Epstein, their manager. An excerpt from the advertisement reads as follows:

“The herb Cannabis sativa, known as ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Hashish’, is prohibited under the Dangerous Drugs Act. (1965) The maximum penalty for smoking cannabis is ten years’ imprisonment and a fine of £1,000 – Yet informed medical opinion supports the view that cannabis is the least harmful of pleasure-giving drugs, and is, in particular, far less harmful than alcohol. Cannabis is non-addictive, and prosecutions for disorderly behavior under its influence are unknown.”1

A little girl, me, was born 41 days later, on September 3, 1967 – Virgo’s rule! I suppose it was the notion of many in that era. My dad smoked, a lot. He was not my biological father but I did not know that at the time. That is a story for another time – he raised me until his death in 1980, when I was 13 years old. Anyway, let’s back to the memories. I should warn you that what I am about to tell you may be alarming for some. It may offend and perhaps enrage you.

When I was around nine years old, we lived in a very small house and did not have much money. I remember dressing in bell bottom plaid pants and a Christmas picture of my little brother with a hole in his britches but excitement in his eyes as he was going to check his stocking, kinda reminded me of the Coppertone Kid. The house had rats. We once slept in the bathtub as we listened to the traps going off one after the other. My dad loved pot smoking music, as I like to call it, like Harry Chapin and Deep Purple. He was forever sprawled on the couch with these huge headphones on in his own little chilled world. He grew Marijuana. In fact, he once made my little brother and I share a room so he could use the other to hang and dry his six foot plants. I am not entirely sure what he did with them afterwards but what I do know is that it made the whole house wreak. The odor is quite distinctive, not easily forgotten.

Why have I told you this story? It is just an illustration of the mindset of the times. Along with many things throughout history, trends change. There will always be good trends and there will always be bad ones but many of them we will remember. Changes will inevitably become our future and the future is now, embrace them.

1 SOMA. (1967, July 24). The law against marijuana is immoral in principle and unworkable in practice. Retrieved from https://www.beatlesbible.com/1967/07/24/the-beatles-call-for-the-legalisation-of-marijuana/

We are not one-sided. With every pro, there are also cons – we will discuss those too, from legal issues and political opinions to myths and stereotypes. After all, I don’t believe that anyone can make an informed decision without knowing the facts.

It has been said that knowledge is power. Here at Cannabis World, we want to give YOU the knowledge so that YOU can be powerful.

“We rise by lifting others.” Robert Ingersol

If you have questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help.

The Cannabis Queen

All the best,

The Cannabis Queen


8 Replies to “Julie’s Story – A Personal Touch”

  1. Hey Julie,

    Its great to learn that you are on your journey to educate the people, I would rather say humanity, ON what Cannabis are. Went through your story and also got to know where you are coming from, in so far as this website is concerned. 

    Obviously, there are confusing myths and controversies on Cannabis, I have no hesitation confessing that. I have seen even great in academics, are plagued with many misinformed notions on cannabis which at the worst is often used interchangeably with hemp and marijuana. To most of the people around, it is difficult to discern the usage and benefits in their respective capacities. 

    You have made your best foot forward to bring out the differentiation between three in laymen terms that is highly appreciating. This assumes significance in so far as it can have positive bearing upon our economy and public health system. 

    Keep going on your endeavor in the larger interest ! 

    1. Ignorance is caused, I believe by a lack of knowledge. When you only know part of the story, you can only make a decision or form an opinion with the information you have. This journey for me has been quite interesting. I can honestly say that I am learning as much if not more than I am teaching. It warms my heart that you have found some value here. Moving forward, I will discover many more things to talk about. Please follow along if you are so inclined and share your thoughts from time to time. Until then ….Julie

  2. Hi Julie, thank you for bringing awareness about Cannabis to share with the public via your site.

    I live in Ontario, Canada and somewhere towards the end of 2018 Cannabis became legal. “Medical Cannabis”, that is. Your site is very enlightening. I never knew about, “Hemp Milk”. I too wrote an article on Cannabis when it became legal in Ontario, Canada in late 2018. Of course it had to be called, “Medical Cannabis”, obtained only through a prescription. I am a believer in Cannabis. I sometimes do get carried away with this topic and I apologize before hand.

    Scientists have found that a marijuana compound can freeze and stop the spread of some types of aggressive cancer.

    Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington grew hemp on their plantations. The British crown even ordered the colonists to grow the plant.

    Cannabis seeds were used as a food source in China as early as 6000 B.C. During the temperance movement of the 1890s, marijuana was commonly recommended as a substitute for alcohol. The reason for this was that use of marijuana did not lead to domestic violence while alcohol abuse did.

    Since the legalization of marijuana in the Colorado, highway fatalities have hit a historic low.

    These logistics only scratch the surface of marijuana.

    I read your article about Hemp Milk, my gosh the benefits are so great. Do we get this from ordinary milk, well we know that is a big, NO! What a shame. Well, looking at my site I did not get into detail but, there is a mention about marijuana milk. “Bhang” is an Indian milkshake whose main ingredient is marijuana.”

    I suffer from depression and anxiety attacks. I think I have been prescribed every possible pharmaceutical drug to combat my situation. Very scary side effects, several of them with possible side effects. Used for depression but the possible side effects are suicidal thoughts.

    It does anger me. Once the pharmaceutical companies and the government can find a way of making big dollars out of cannabis, it perhaps will always be side lined. 

    I thank you for bringing awareness, and building a site that is easy to navigate through. I also commend you on your research and your methods of bringing more enlightenment, as to the benefits of Cannabis.

    Thank you,



    1. I am so sorry that you suffer from depression and anxiety. I know all too well that that is like as my daughter has similar ailments. With legalization in Canada for medical grade cannabis, I truly hope that you will finally be able to get the relief you need. Big pharma is big business, it is true. I too shudder to think what will happen when they get their claws in too deep. I am afraid they will turn the good into something else. I say that pharmaceuticals need to all go away and let us all get back to what is natural, better for our bodies and our wallets. Thank you kindly for your insight and attention. Wishing you the best —Julie

  3. I really like the idea behind your website.

    There are so many misconceptions about Cannabis, and the fact that Marijuana and Hemp do not have the same properties. It is a real shame that these misconceptions prevent so many people in the world from benefitting from the many health benefits that can be obtained from Hemp.

    Carry on with informing the world, you are doing a great job.

    Chrissie 🙂

      1. Hey, sweetie I know you are the perfect person to reach out and help people. I just met you yesterday and in the short time I known you, you have been a blessing to me.


        1. I believe that everything happens for a reason and that there was a reason that we met when and how we did. I was simply doing my job, performing a service but our meeting, I believe, was controlled by a higher power and the timing was no accident. I am glad that I was able to help but I did nothing spectacular. I truly wish you the best in your struggles and I will continue to pray for healing. *HUGS* — Julie

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