Robert Burns’ Heritage To Touch The Cannabis Culture

The Scottish Bard, he often claimed himself, the patriotic artist of Romantic Epoch — What if Robert Burns were smoking cannabis, rather than drinking? Heh! What if his famous poem praising Scotch Whiskey were about the green fairy Mary Jane, the HERB?

That got the editors here at Angrybud.com thinking about how to “copy” the old English ballad “John Barleycorn”, once collected by Robert Burns in 1782, about the goodness of Scotch Whiskey where the imagined suffering of a personified barley crop was used to describe the process of the grain being cultivated and harvested, “tortured” in the mill, and… in the end of the hard way becoming the world’s best alcoholic drink, that brings joy to so many of our taste buds. That’s Whiskey! Mmm! Yummi!

So we reached out to a poet to breath some new life into the more than 230-years-old masterpiece of Robert Burns, instead illustrating the life cycle of the cannabis seed which is surviving the modern growing technology to become one day a WEED we all love. And of course it’s a she, the Mary Jane, the female cannabis plant. Well now, sit back, relax and take a look at the entertaining work-of-art below:

Cannabis Poem “Mary Jane”

Brendon J. O-Brien has created this MARY JANE Marijuana Poem exclusively for Angrybud.com

by Brendon J. O’Brien, (c) Angrybud.com 2018

When Mary Jane had come of age,
Those ‘round her began to creep.
They plotted then to break her down
For some parts they would keep.

They looked upon her cautiously
Saw her grow dark in sun.
When sweat did glisten to their eyes
They knew their wait was done.

They waited for the very time
That Mary seemed mature.
They grabbed her in the open field,
Held lightly but made sure.

They checked her well and were convinced
That Mary Jane had grown,
Was strong and sweet and swollen enough
For them to call their own

Before poor Mary Jane could move
They broke off every limb
When that was done, they dragged her down
To a place much more grim.

Those men, they hung her bottom-up,
They left her there for days,
In the dry dark, till she might crack,
Till Mary’s light did fade.

They took her down, they pulled her close,
Took blade from head to shin
To cut whatever blemish clean,
Leave only Mary’s skin.

And from her skin came many things
When boiled and kept as drips,
Or ground up fine, and wrapped up tight,
And lit to someone’s lips.

Some men would use the girl’s remains
To hear some divine word.
Some others still took of her skin
Till awareness gleefully blurred.

Some look upon the men
Who did these things will such despair.
No one should use poor Mary’s body
Those people would declare

But some need Mary’s body
For much more urgent gain;
To calm their addled minds a while
Or free them from their pain.

From Mary’s sacrifice
Some people do regain control
From illnesses stealing bodies
Or addictions claiming souls.

Some say what happened to the girl
Is vicious, inhumane.
But there are lives so surely changed
By the body of Mary Jane.

This one has been created exclusively for our website by the talented poet from Trinidad, from West Indies, a paradise island lying in the Caribbean. Visit his website to discover more of his breathtaking art by this link: www.brendonjobrien.com

WHO, World Health Organization Has Recognised The Whole Cannabis Plant

Holly Mary Mother Of God! FINALLY and we were waiting for long, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently recognised cannabis, and has provided recommendations (to whoever is yet listen to the recommendations) to unblock the international trade and to reschedule the whole plant. So it appears very much they were totally wrong with their previous “policy” on cannabis plant, and they now acknowledge the fact, which is a good news for he canna fam community.

WHO has recently recognized cannabis as a whole plant, and has provided rcommendations to unblock the international trade.

Thank you very much, you are in time and in a shining armour as always: it is already ongoing, and already the hottest topic with and the biggest the bravest expectations that the legalization will hit its final target in 2019-2020: the whole worlds waits now when weed is becoming legal on the federal level in USA and that shall most probably mean: the worldwide legalization. Check the trends: the whole world expects in tremble when it is eventually done.

The Farm Bill  in USA

The situation by now however – the cannabis is still illegal, but not the whole thing. The Farm Bill 2018 issued in the USA in the end of 2018 legalized the hemp crops and the use of hemp as you wish unless the thc is absent (below 0.3% which is practically none). The remarkable victory against the Prohibition the farmers of the US started in late 70s, almost 50 years from today, the bill supports medical marijuana as long as it is “cbd medical” translating to the huge variety of cbd-products, cbd oils and concentrates along with the famous “rope” from “it’s a rope not a dope”.

A goood news but still a job to do

Don’t be messed up, the thc is still illegal and is still in the Schedule I, and the substances over there are described as no medical use, no scientific interest, dangerous for health, etc, etc. – yes, you got it right, a very unpopular opinion in 2019, and that is why they discuss it so much nowadays, and we wait.

2019-2020 in US (many predict) and 5 years more for UK

Many opinions predict the full scale marijuana market legalization soon in 2019-2020 in US, yet our brothers in UK shall wait longer: British MPs stated (after their visit to Canada for a master class, for a show case, when an MP for the first time in History has tested marijuana shooting his “buzz” on camera) well, they have stated that it’s 5-10 years more they need to realize the dank and everything around it, to prepare the whole country’s infrastructure to accept it in the best efficient way. Hopefully that was a joke about 5 to 10 yrs  and it is taking much shorter in reality.