Starts with our generation to build a foundation for a healthy, sustainable planet.
Imagine a sign that reads “High Quality Marijuana Products” leaning against a tree in front of a ganja-leaf printed shop. It’s as if you are dreaming as you walk past a warning door sign, to see a living, breathing cannabis plant glowing from behind the glass case. Before long you are greeted by a knowledgeable crew member who informs you that the cure for most of mankind’s’ ailments has been found to be cannabis. This is however, not a dream. This seemingly magical place, is Head 2 Head found in Saskatchewan‘s capital, the Queen City.
This recently expanded shop was opened by Tim Selenski in 2001, just in time for the legalization of marijuana in Canada. Tim Selenski is one of 77 people who obtained a license as a designated grower in the first year of the Medical Marihuana Program. He now produces some of the highest quality marijuana in the province for medical users and believes that there is unlimited potential for more than just Saskatchewan’s economy in the fields of cannabis. “It starts with our generation to build a foundation for a healthy, sustainable planet.” Says Selenski,” Supporting ‘Helping Saskatchewan Grow’ would make our province a global leader. We could provide everything from healthier ozone through proper growing techniques to medicines, fibers and fuel. We could use the medicines of cannabis to heal the sick, and to prevent illness in the healthy. We could then use the fibers for everything from building materials like linoleum and hemp-crete to clothing and blankets.”
What is ‘Helping Saskatchewan Grow‘? ‘Helping Saskatchewan Grow’ is a movement that brings farmers back to the fields of Saskatchewan to benefit from the once cash-crop in the Queen City; cannabis. Strangely enough, cannabis is now being controlled mainly by drug cartels that set the price in the country’s most conservative city, selling upwards of $560/oz. Some say this expensive high-grade marijuana has supported Saskatchewan through global economic crisis, leaving its capital as the fastest growing city in the country. As the awareness of this plants economic potential continues to rise, we are now seeing familiar faces returning home from heading south, east and especially west to become a part this social economic change.
The growing potential of this province becomes apparent as you walk into a place like The Green Canvas located at 1621 11th Ave. What was once a rundown Regina business has now been transformed into a beautiful 1800sq. ft Art Gallery that donates space to alternative healing of all kinds. Anyone involved in alternative healing methods ranging from practices like acupuncture, massage therapy and diet, to yoga and martial arts training are welcome to use the space provided. Tim Selenski was the first to use this space to hold free seminars every Friday at 4:20 pm. These seminars guide people in acquiring their legal license for medical marijuana. It teaches the public how to become law-abiding, taxpaying citizens while keeping themselves free from the risks rooted directly from prohibition. He describes potential dangers of using cannabis without a license such as the risk of incarceration for as little as a 2 gram possession charge. A minor possession charge could affect not only ones ability to travel, but could also jeopardize their career plans. Through the education obtained from these free seminars, it becomes clear that these dangers can be entirely avoided. However, despite the legal awareness that these informative discussions provide, local newspapers have repeatedly denied advertising of this establishment and show no support to informing Regina’s citizens’ safe legal ways to access marijuana.
One legal avenue to obtain medical marijuana is through Health Canada’s Medical Marijuana Division. With a license to possess, one can purchase from either the federal government or a designated grower like Tim Selenski. Some doctors are reluctant to prescribe this type of medicine despite Health Canada’s extensive research that proves its ability to help with the symptoms of countless ailments such as cancer, epilepsy, anxiety and many more. Considering the 30 million dollars that was recently given to the bio-pharmaceutical company, Prairie Plant Systems, located just outside of Saskatoon, one would assume that the medical grade of cannabis grown in this type of facility be higher than that of a man who started with only $5,000. THC testing of the medical grade cannabis has proven otherwise. While Health Canada’s product tested as labeled on the package 12.5%, Tim’s high-grade product was found to be more than double the potency. Imagine the medicine this man could provide with even a small portion of these 30 million dollars that we as tax payers, have already paid for.
These funds are not available from the federal government for growers like Tim. This is what brings Head 2 Head and The Green Canvas together. With the financial support of the shop along with the gallery spreading awareness and providing space for alternative healing methods as well as safe, legal access to marijuana, a stable foundation is being built for an unstoppable marijuana movement that begins here in the Queen City. There are a couple of ways to become a part of this movement and none of which are very difficult. One way is drop by the shop on Dewdney or attend the seminars to make sure you are educated about the legal standing of marijuana in Saskatchewan. Secondly, become a member of the online movement at www.headshopcanada.com. This site is full of information and will keep you posted on what’s going on in the world of ganja and how it relates to your life. It also allows you to comment and network with others from all over the world to discuss ideas for positive change. This site proves that dedication and good intent travel further and faster than most tax-payers money. This network of knowledge will undeniably benefit thousands of people worldwide through articles, pictures and countless videos.
Now imagine this: An unlimited supply of information falls to your doorstep that helps you to treat the ailments of you and your loved ones while contributing to sustainable living practices. It seems like a dream as medication costs go down while treatment proves to be more and more successful. Growing support for the herb allows companies to become more established, providing citizens with safe, legal access to this promising herb. This is, however, not a dream. This is Saskatchewan on the rise. The information is out there, it’s just well hidden for the most part. Do research, learn the facts, and begin the healing of yourself and the nation through this wonderful herb. The time has come for our farming roots to allow us to flourish in this province as a whole, so let us work together in “Helping Saskatchewan Grow”.
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