It’s official, I’m returning to Vancouver, BC for a vacation Saturday Jan. 14 until Wednesday Jan 25. The city rioted within hours of my arrival last time. Hopefully people can contain their excitement of the cannabis champion of the world visiting. Unlike my many Vancouver visits that are often a weekend long – this one has no schedule of places I have to be at. There is a small work component to my trip. The collecting, photographing and writing of 50 – 60 marijuana strains for my guide – which will be released worldwide in the fall of 2012 by Green Candy Press. Best, this gives my book some great balance between weed toked in the east and west.
It’s a lofty goal to photograph 60 cannabis strains, but I’ve brought in strain hunting heavyweight Mark Kush from iMedikate dispensary. Their medical marijuana menu will probably get me halfway to my goal. He’ll be picking me up at the airport on Saturday night. With plenty of time in the night remaining we can hit the town toking. I’m really excited to chill with Mark because he knows how to travel!
My friend Sita at GreenHarvest is also a seasoned traveler, toker and dare I say it, troublemaker. We’re planning a Hot Yoga session (a hobby I’m taking up this year), Dine Out Vancouver, a walk-about, and probably a spa day because I need a hair cut. Who knows what kind of traveler trouble-making we will get into.
No Vancouver trip is complete without spending time with onetime Hamilton Hash Mob member Adam. He’s done very well for himself in Vancouver. We always have a great visit. Seeing sites, talking, and toking. We saw the place where Hendrix lived when he stayed in Vancouver to play in Tommy Chong’s band.
That’s the spine of my visit. With many more people to add and places and things to do to be added in the coming days.There are times when I’m scheduled to be at the Cannabis Culture Headquarters. This is a great opportunity for people to come out and chill. I’ll have my photography equipment with me to shoot your strains.
Mik Mann has asked me to appear on his Livestream show Monday, Jan. 16. Then I’m going to do The Mernahuana Show from CCHQ on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 1:00 pm Vancouver time, airing it at Vapor Central for 4pm. Kind of like how Letterman would go on the road. I’m back Friday to smoke out Cannabis Culture News host Jeremiah Vandermeer. To ensure victory I’m bringing my own strains! I will admit last time I did require the wall to hold me up. However I did continue to inhale and grind up weed and was still suffering from jet lag. I’ll have a week to adjust and train with Sita and Mark.
It’s going to be a great vacation. I’m excited to get some more mental rest before taking on The Man, March 5 & 6 in Ontario Court of Appeal. When I get back I’ll be putting the pedal to metal finishing up my strain guide (March deadline) and working with lawyer Paul Lewin on the government’s appeal. With 4/20/12 quickly thereafter and May a complete month dedicated to marijuana plus a positive ruling by June – this is by far the best time for me to take a vacation.