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Support for US Cannabis Legalization Reaches New High

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Americans say Cannabis should be legal.
The support for US Cannabis legalization reaches a new high exposing a national shift as more states legalize cannabis for medical or adult use.

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Americans Support

In an unprecedented move Americans support for legal Cannabis was 61 percent in 2018, a rise from 57 percent two years ago, according to the General Social Survey, which is a respected trend survey that has been measuring support for legal Cannabis since the 1970s.

The General Social Survey has been conducted since 1972 by NORC at the University of Chicago, primarily using in-person interviewing.

Sample sizes for each year’s survey vary from about 1,500 to about 3,000 adults, with margins of error falling between plus or minus 2.2 percentage points and plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

The most recent survey was conducted April 12 through Nov. 10, 2018, and includes interviews with 2,348 American adults.

According to Leafly:
As of 2019, Legal Cannabis Has Created 211,000 Full-Time Jobs in America

An analysis of the survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the General Social Survey staff finds that increased backing of legalization cut across all age groups and political parties. The 2018 poll is the first in which a majority of Republicans support legalizing marijuana — 54 percent, up from 45 percent in 2016. Among Democrats, 76 percent now favor legalization. Even the political venue is starting to come around and see that the fruits of ending this needless prohibition of HEMP in general far outway any negative effects!

     “Never in modern history has there existed  
 greater public support for ending the nation’s
nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition.”

Justi Strekal, political director, NORML

I have been involved with NORML since the seventies. I have been a proponent of ending the prohibition on Cannabis all my adult life. I for one have suffered the legal consequences of civil disobedience. Daddy always taught me “don’t play unless you can pay”!


The rising support mirrors the evolving legal landscape across the country. Most Americans now live in places where marijuana is legal in some form, with 10 states allowing recreational usage and more than 30 allowing medicinal use.

The GSS asks about making use of marijuana legal, but does not specify whether it should be legal for recreational or medical use. What they are really concerned with is how do they control it?

Schedule 1 ?????

Legalization advocates say the increasing public support should prompt the U.S. government to reverse course. At the federal level, marijuana is categorized as a dangerous illegal drug, similar to LSD or heroin. It is totally evident with all the positive effects being reported that the scheduling was wrong. Cannabis irrefutably has medical benefits and recreationally is not as dangerous as alcohol or tobacco. What it comes down to is that the government does not have the right to control something that was lied about.

“Our time has come,” said Justin Strekal, political director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML. “Never in modern history has there existed greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with marijuana prohibition.”

Support for legalization is strongest among 18-to-34-year-olds, with nearly 75 percent favoring it.

But older Americans are taking a more favorable view, too. Forty-six percent of those 65 and older say marijuana should be legal, up from 42 percent in 2016. Views on marijuana legalization have shifted dramatically: In the 1973 GSS, just 19 percent supported legalization.

Look at those numbers! How can our elected officials deny this! And I do believe that they are not asking the right baby boomers lol. I see it more as almost everyone I talk to says it should be legal whether they use it or not!

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The change in Americans’ views about cannabis can also be witnessed on the campaign trail. A growing list of Democratic presidential contenders want the U.S. government to legalize marijuana, including California Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor whose home state is the nation’s largest legal pot shop, and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a prominent legalization advocate on Capitol Hill. Even retired Senators and representatives are jumping on the boat to be in front of this movement when legalization inevitably happens.

Support for legalization has been gradually growing for years, but it has increased sharply since 2012, when Colorado and Washington state became the first states to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Now other states and even the District of Columbia, our nation’s capital have legalized the use for adults. How ironic is that? Our leaders live where it’s legal but want to control us?????

United States Attorney General William Barr

We have a new Attorney General in the United States, William Barr and he said during a Senate hearing that he would prefer Congress pass the STATES Act—a bill to let states legalize marijuana—than continue the current approach of states ending cannabis prohibition contrary to federal law. He also said he’s not sure if Cole Memo protections should apply to cannabis businesses that started operations after his predecessor Jeff Sessions rescinded it, though he won’t go after those who were operating under its protections before then. And, he pledged to act on pending applications for licenses to grow cannabis for research. All praise that sessions is gone and a reasonable person has taken his place. So far this AG has met or exceeded my expectations.

Other politicians speaking out on the subject and proposing bills to end the prohibition are:

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), a presidential candidate, tweeted, “There’s a lot of talk about the legalization of marijuana. It’s about time. But there’s not nearly enough talk about restorative justice to lift minority communities gutted by the war on drugs.”

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said he’s “glad Attorney General Barr today reiterated his belief that the current situation is untenable and that the STATES Act is an approach he would be interested in pursuing, and I hope my colleagues will hear his loud and clear call for Congress to act.”

Rep. Lou Correa (D-CA) tweeted about “importance of medical cannabis for our #veterans. 68,000 vets are addicted to opioids. We must research better ways to treat PTSD, TBI, and chronic pain. Our vets deserve it.”

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) tweeted, “Even [Attorney General William Barr] knows the prohibition of cannabis is senseless. We must build upon the momentum!”

I could go on and on with the statements, tweets and bill proposals but you get the point. The government is coming around and can see that change is needed. Between state Legislatures and the federal Congress there are over 1000 bills proposed to change the way we handle Cannabis!

Home Values Increase

I saw an article in a science and health magazine that revealed:
cities that allow retail dispensaries saw home values increase $22,888 more than cities where marijuana is illegal from 2014 to 2019 (controlling for population and initial home values).” That is so very cool! It is a sociological phenomena happening across the country. Those cities crime rates are down, opiod deaths are down, DUI has slowed per capita and people are nicer to each other. Go figure????

Here is some Cannabis Trivia!

Jeopardy had a question about the relationship between marijuana and beer.

Timothy Olyphant spoke about his marijuana consumption and about the time his dogate cannabis edibles.

CNN’s Dr. 
Sanjay Gupta said CBD is a “legitimate medicine.

I can see the end of the prohibition on the horizon. Just the economic and environmental changes we could implement just by developing plant based products that are renewable, recyclable and eco friendly!

Yes it is true! Lets do this! We all can make the world better together!

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So I will conclude that the support for US Cannabis legalization reaches a new high exposing a national shift as more states legalize cannabis for medical or adult use!

What are you Passionate in Life about? Is it CBD?

chart of the cbd receptors in the body

So, what are you Passionate in Life about?
Is it CBD?

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It is for me! I have been on this journey for years now! I literally gave up pharmaceutical drugs cold turkey completely 4 years ago. It’s been all natural for me and the center of my focus has been CBD.

I spent a couple years (quite a few really) in denial with the pharmaceutical medications. I was diagnosed with a degenerative disease in 1995 and have pummeled the odds!!!

In 2001 I was diagnosed with PTSD after a terminal scuba accident offshore of the Florida Keys while being Captain on an Offshore Spearfishing operation.

I have been struggling with pain and anxiety most of my adult life! They do go hand in hand.

In 2003 a surgeon called the ambulance to his office to take me to the hospital because there was no way I could walk he said. It turned out to be a PA, not the doctor. He rushed in the room and never even looked at me while he was pronouncing his orders after reading just my reports , he hadn’t even looked at the pictures LOL!

I asked if he had put me in the computer yet that I was there to see them? (I wanted to do my duty to my primary care doctor).  When he looked up and replied “YES” I stood up and said “Watch, I walked in here and now I am going to walk out of here, Thank You Have a Nice Day.”

I had no intention of having the surgery but my PC had told me no more percocets if I didn’t see the surgeon. LOL I saw the surgeon. I know several friends who had the infamous fusion and were not happy. I have never been in a hospital overnight since birth and hope I never have to!

Then I found a doctor giving me pain killers and xanax at the same time. A death sentence for a percentage of people. He said he had never heard of that, lol, I brought him the  Medical article the day I fired him. see

Yes I made an appointment to see him, fired him and refused to pay the copay! lol, Oh well shit happens!

In 2014 I had a terrible interaction between the pharms I was taking and alcohol and a couple other substances. A court ordered physician decided that the 14 pills a day I had been taking from my Primary Care Physician, my Pain Management Specialist, and my Neurologist, being paid for for years by Humana, were all wrong. So I went cold turkey from all of the pills. That was a first! I had given one up here and one there but all at once lol, new experience. Of course he prescribed his own cocktail. lolol.

Another couple years of bad side effects. I had given up alcohol and street drugs but it was 2 of the worst years of my life! I did have 2 relapses with street drugs as I took in a roommates to help with the bills. Each time they turned out to be addicts LMAO.

I had a cocked gun to my head twice! I believe it was a side effect of the anti seizure medication that they were giving me for the side effect it was supposed to have on me. I had never had a seizure in my life!! (I also lost my Life Insurance that I had been paying into for years because of the type of medication I was on in my med profile) At the last moment I said “NO this won’t solve anything” I fought with the therapist about changing the drugs, which he did once. And the institution wouldn’t ever let me speak with the real doctor LOL. Sorry but I went cold turkey from that garbage as soon as Big Brother would let me. I have an almost life long friend who hadn’t seen me in years that can attest to what I looked like while on those meds.
(update 09/16/2018 see my friends comment below in the comment section)

headless man without his Brain

It’s now 2018 and I am still walking LOL. I live in pain. It is my cue that I am alive. LOL There are ways to manage your pain and anxiety. Pain and anxiety go hand in hand. You get anxious cause you know you will be in pain. Then you’re in pain and you are anxious about the remedies and information overload you are told about your pain. LOL Oh boy the merry go round!

After all the bad stuff I started using CBD. I bought CBD all over the place. I was in an MLM with CBD, I affiliate marketed CBD, I went to meetings about it, bought it in headshops, on the internet and talked to every holistic doctor or health food store employee that would talk to me. Information almost overload ~~ I learned how to differentiate between FACT and OPINION!

I was born into a family of salesmen so that’s what I did to afford my medication! (It’s still not covered by insurance) I got Pro-Active in the CBD business world.

Actually I had been active in the Cannabis sector having been a member of NORML since 1976. (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)


In the summer of 2017 I was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Skin Cancer. I had several malignant biopsies and a half a dozen pre-cancer sites. OH boy. I refused conventional treatment for the biopsy sites but they railroaded me into cryosurgery on the pre cancer sites. “This might be a little uncomfortable” ~~ 260 degrees below zero nitrogen directly on your skin, AAAAHHHHHH!!!!! I then opted to treat the malignant sites with RSO(Cannabis Oil), 1000 mg’s a day (combination of topical and oral) and massive doses of CBD(750 to 1000 mg a day of ISO99 2500).

I sort of embraced the natural foods and kept my spirit up saying “I WILL beat this”. And I had a wonderful home support partner Shirley Hermelin who IS my Gypsea Queen!  All the while working 7 days a week on the road promoting CBD!(Almost getting arrested a few times see my youtube channel  the Sturgis playlist LOL) And sho nuff I am done with the big C!

Shiley n Dennis

This is what Shirley had to say after reading this:

“Dennis, watching you, my belief in plant based therapy deepens every day.
I know the degree of pain that your spine exerts on you and to see the amount of relief you are able to get from the formulations that Isodiol makes is amazing. I am so happy at the difference it has made in your life.”

I wear long sleeve t-shirts a lot and fish at night! LOL

In 2017 I became a Medical Marijuana patient in the state of Florida. It has been a Godsend.

I have been involved with Cannabis since I was 14, 51 years ago.

I have never been in a hospital overnight.

Let those last two statements settle in a little bit~~~~~~~~~~~

Could there be a connection?

I have spoken with several doctors about it who just smile and won’t comment either way basically because they don’t know. My Cannabis doctor is still learning. Now I have a primary care physician and a Cannabis doctor. LOL My PC says I’m getting the best blood work ever!!! My Cannabis doctor says be careful with that Euphoria side effect, LOL.

UPDATE 3/22/2019

I just went thru a harrowing experience for me and ended up with a stent in my heart. If you know me you know I discussed my medical use of cannabis with every medical ear I could find. Nurses, doctors, phlebotomists, anybody in scrubs, LOL😎👌👍😉💚💚💚
The bottom line is most of them don’t know shit! The most common answer I got during my recovery was, “yeah I have heard that.” Occasionly “a relative uses that”. Mention Cannabidiol is the name and they say “what?” That’s their biggest mistake, lol cause I then go into my share information mode and it is very hard to shut me up, LOL.

A cardiologist had the best answer I heard and this is from memory,
“CBD is great, it can’t hurt anything and from what I have read it can help with balancing everything out. Medical Marijuana with thc I don’t know much but haven’t ever heard where it could hurt. I know of no bad interactions.”

Hearing it from me is one thing but listen to the rest of these people!

Here are a few testimonials that an associate in the CBD sector has received


These are real people and unsolicited. They are not identified as they asked not to be! There are people who believe but are afraid because of the stigma our greedy lying government has duped the country with.

I met a girl in Sturgis SD last summer while peddling my oils at One Eyed Jacks on Main Street during the bike rally who was leaning on the bar crying. I went over and asked her what was wrong and she replied “I just rode from California on my boyfriends bike and it’s a hardtail and I can hardly walk” Her boyfriend noticed us and asked what was up. I said I can help! Sold him a bottle of ISO1500 which we no longer have and she was dancing in 10 minutes!!!! Now this product is in the Bioactive Hemp Oil ISO 99 family!

She knows Hemp is Hip

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I also have a friend who wants to remain anonymous That recently had surgery and was in lots of pain. He was taking percocet prescribed by the surgeon and it wasn’t cutting it. I gave him an ml of the oil I take every day and he was calmed down in a matter of 10 minutes. He then took an ml twice a day for a week and was able to function. He’s getting better, still no lifting but he’s still taking like a 1/4 to 1/2 ml as maintenance every day!

That oil was the ISO99 2500mg, Bioactive Hemp Oil Tincture™,  which as of Feb 2019 is now RapidCBD Pure Natural Hemp Oil in the 2500 mg. Same Great Product I have been using for 2+ years! Just click the name to go to the Isodiol main site then choose Brands/ RapidCBD/RapidCBD Pure, Natural Hemp Oil Tincture in the 2500 mg size!

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Mary Kingsley

Look what Mary Kingsley had to say~~

“I am the life long friend, and an RN for 43 Years. I saw Dennis when he was on a lot of medication and I was very concerned. He was clearly over medicated and had developed the “haldol shuffle” we call it when extrapyramidal symptoms are evident. I told him he had to get off the stuff and he did. He went back to being my teenage pal (I think this is a good thing). Also he pestered me about trying isodiol and I resisted. I didn’t want to take anything that could be considered a drug or would be looked at askance but I had “nurses thumbs” really bad arthritis in the basal joint if my thumbs due to over use. It was becoming crippling. I family gave in and tried the isodio because conventional medicine offered me only a surgical option after two rounds or extremely painful and ineffective cortisone injections. So I tried the isodiol and i had tremendous relief from the pain and restoration of function. I still have impairment and discomfort but nothing like it was. I didn’t feel high in any way. I could not tell I had taken anything and that is what i wanted – life unmedicated. I am a convert. And i am happy to see my buddy Denn restored”

Mary used the ISO99 500

ISO 99 Anhydrous Hemo Oil
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An option to be added in your favorite beverage
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If you have a current testimonial and would like it published in this article just email it to me at

Some people still feel there is a stigma to Cannabis. We all need to get out there and show them there is not! WE even have a product that the CBD is derived from Hops. It is out of stock right now as it was wildly popular. I tried the highest serving size pill and did get relief!

Will I fail a drug test?

One of the first questions I always get is “Will I fail a drug test?”  There is a long winded explanation but this says it best!

According to Quest Diagnostics,

“If the product contains only CBD and has had the THC removed, then an individual being tested would not be expected to test positive for marijuana or marijuana metabolite.”

Read those words carefully! Pay attention to “not expected” you have a 1 in like 2 million chance to throw a false positive. All you have to do is ask for a gas chromatography review of your test! If you are using Isodiol products it will reveal the false positive, if you are trying some fly by night CBD El Cheapo then u r on your own!

I could go on and on about the stories I know of but I want to hear from YOU!

The MISSION if you choose to accept it is to USE Isodiol products yourself every day! Yes we all need them! We would not have an “endocannabinoid system” if we did not.

And as a REWARD you can SHARE these amazing products with your friends or the whole world if you’re like me just by joining OURCBDMISSION. Go ahead and click the link to see how you can share CBD and help the world become a better place!
And make a little cash too!!!!!

Yes it is true! Lets do this! We all can make the world better together!

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Legal Marijuana Sales in North America

Legal Marijuana Sales in North America

Legal Marijuana Sales in North America

  Legal marijuana sales in North America reached $9.2 billion in 2017. The legal cannabis market is expected to soar to $24.5 billion by 2021, according to Arcview Market Research.

Field of Hemp

One of our largest problems in The Cannabis sector is banking. Marijuana is still illegal at the federal level and that’s who regulates banks and they do not want the problems.

That troubling situation inspired  a California Democrat, Hertzberg –  who represents Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, to introduce SB 930 to the California Legislature in April. The bill allows for the creation of limited charter banks and credit unions to service cannabis businesses at the state level. It would also allow marijuana firms to use special purpose checks issued by these institutions to pay for state and local taxes, rent, and goods and services.

The law, which has bipartisan support, aims to have cannabis firms store their cash in the vaults of some of the 914 bank branches in the state that have closed since 2014. What an amazing idea. Repurpose existing infrastructure!

To quote another reputable blog
SB 930 will still have to clear some procedural hurdles before it’s in front of the full Senate for a vote, but this is definitely another step in the right direction to ease the logistical burden – and enormous public safety concern – that dealing in all cash poses on cannabis businesses. SB 930 is yet another piece in the fight against the federal government’s unjust war on cannabis. Eventually the final blow will have to come from the federal government, but in the interim California, along with many other states, will continue to lead the way.”

Update 03/19

It looks like we have another major surge in the Cannabis space as the Florida Legislature has approved the smoking of cannabis in the Medical Marijuana space. Ever since the amendment passed in 2016 smoking Cannabis has been illegal. Vaping, using it sublingually or topically were the only delivery methods. Recently Anal was added but i don’t see a big increase of use of that delivery method. But smoking, Yes you will see a big increase of the amount of Cannabis being used. It is a fact that some people can only get relief from smoking the herb. Science has shown that different compounds act different under a combustible action as opposed to vaporizing  or absorbing.

Governor DeSantis signed the bill already and it will go into effect shortly. There was a final give from the proponents of the free market system at the end which I believe the good ole boys in Tallahassee just put in so they can say “look we are really in control” lol.

Tobacco papers and blunts will not be allowed.

What???? Somebody’s brother in  law must make pipes is all I can figure. All joking aside this is a move in the right direction.

The closer we get to Legalization the better!


 NY Times Square

Back in June 2018 as New York state made moves to go legal, the once-staunch prohibitionist Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reversed course and come out in favor or recreational cannabis. It’s amazing how the thought of revenue can change a politicians mind.

Now, we’re getting some more good news from this hugely populated state.

The New York Department of Financial Services has decided against imposing any regulatory action against banks that work with companies in the medical marijuana industry. An awesome move on their part!

That makes sense.

In some cases, New York companies are paying their employees with envelopes stuffed with cash – and their taxes as well. That’s according to Maria Vullo, the New York state superintendent of financial services. I really don’t understand the trouble with that except the fact the government has trouble tracking your movement of cash.

A high NY State financial official wrote “None of this is necessary,”  in a guidance to the state’s financial institutions issued July 3. “Positions taken by the federal government are only exacerbating these problems, rather than remedying them. New York must act.” A call to action to keep the cash moving in the Empire State.

UPDATE 03/16/19

It seems as N.Y. Is on the right track they are definitely having troubles coming to a Final Conclusion on just how to do this Recreational Marijuana thing. The Governor of NY thinks in theory like many of his socialist counterparts. In the government workings there must be a HOW included in the law. I for one am for the total FREE market! The governments should do their specified jobs. The Federal Government is only responsible for inter-state commerce so each state has to come up with their own HOW. Safety is what government should regulate. Making sure there are no bad chemicals, that production facilities are safe and all that but use should be up to the individual in the privacy of their own home! Growing for personal use should definitely be legal!

According to as of writing this article
The six-month Health Department study, commissioned by Cuomo, was released in July and determined that the benefits of legal marijuana outweigh the risks. The department also determined that legalizing the drug for New Yorkers older than 21 would not significantly raise smoking rates and could help reduce racial disparities in police enforcement. Medical marijuana remains legal in New York State for patients who are certified by medical practitioners as having serious conditions, under the Compassionate Care Act. The conditions include cancer, AIDS and severe chronic pain among other ailments.

It doesn’t look like it will be in the budget the way the governor wants but it could change any day. NY is one of that very very political states where revenue is sometimes as important as control! But he still has the support of the Mayor of New York City as shown in this quote “We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to get a historic issue right for future New Yorkers,” de Blasio said in a letter attached to the report. “Legal cannabis is coming to New York State.”


Federal Prohibition

We’ve talked a bit about how the federal prohibition against cannabis is hindering the banking abilities of marijuana firms in the United States – but it doesn’t stop there. It has global impacts!

This archaic U.S. policy doesn’t only impact Cannabis businesses at the state, or even national, level. In fact, the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, specifically Section 319(b), allows the federal government to seize what it considers “illicit funds” by issuing subpoenas to any foreign bank that maintains a correspondent account in the United States.

In other words, any bank that deals with a Cannabis firm – even one that resides in fully legal Canada or Uruguay – and that has a banking relationship with a U.S. bank to conduct cross-border transactions could be considered a money launderer according to the PATRIOT Act.


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That basically covers almost any major bank in the world, according to a report on the topic coauthored by the Brookings Institution’s John Hudak.

In practical terms, Canadian cannabis firms do have access to local banks, like Alterna Savings, which acts as the bank for at least one of the companies on the list you received if you signed up for my email list., Canopy Growth Corp. (Nasdaq: CGC). The Bank of Montreal also helped financing deals with Canopy and other Canadian marijuana firms. A great sign that the Canadian government and business institutions are all embracing their legalization wholeheartedly!

And so far, the United States hasn’t gone after any American banks with correspondent relationships to foreign banks that work with cannabis firms, according to Cannabis Wire . But this is an issue an issue worth watching.

The President’s Favored Bill

President Trump

Now, the obvious step that cannabis firms in the U.S. need to take to shore up their basic banking abilities is a change to federal law. And this year has seen a virtual whirlwind of bills getting proposed by various members of Congress.

In fact, there have been 41 pro-cannabis bills introduced this year eme number that lawmakers submitted from 1999 to 2015, according to a Marijuana Business Daily analysis. With the most liberating ones coming as I write.

It’s surely a sign lawmakers are feeling the heat from constituents who support legalization in some form or another. Some, like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who is looking to legalize industrial hemp in the latest farm bill, are changing their minds due to the potential positive economic benefits that legal marijuana is bringing to their states. Also they are realizing that Hemp should not be lumped in with Marijuana. Kentucky is already producing and selling industrial hemp oil illegally under the 2010 Farm Act which gave the States the right to grow industrial hemp for research. Well it didn’t take long for the industry to realize the monetary windfall from this amazing plant. They are in defiance of Federal Law just as other states like California, Oregon and Colorado are doing the same thing.


Of course, some of these bills have little chance of making the grade, such as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decriminalization bill. It is very optimistic and would take some real politicking to win over enough votes but we shouldn’t not support it! We should get behind every effort to get rid of CANNABIS PROHIBITION!

But one in particular has a good chance of making it out of committee. Now, this bill not only happens to be supported by a bipartisan group of backers, but even President Donald Trump says he’s supporting it.

And if it passes, it’ll bring relief to cannabis companies’ banking woes…

I’m talking about the STATES Act, S.3032 and H.R.6043, which would essentially leave the states the option to legalize cannabis as they see fit, ending the federal prohibition on cannabis.

Sponsored by Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, the bill would “eliminate the basis for a subpoena if the bank was acting in accordance with state law,” according to a spokesperson for Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who’s also sponsored the STATES Act.

If it passes Congress – and if President Trump signs it, as he’s suggested he will – any legitimate cannabis firm will be able to use the banking system that virtually all other American companies now take for granted. This is truly what should happen. The stigma of POT  is gone!

And that’ll be great news for the best marijuana firms on the market.

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  10. NanoBoost 

OurCBDMission the Isodiol Customer rewards program is coming alive now. This is the ever evolving direct marketing arm of Isodiol International. Ever since I have known management in this company and the President, Troy Nihart I have been dreaming of the right opportunity. It’s here now!


I am an affiliate marketer not an mlm person. So when the last attempt at direct marketing by Isodiol (Club8) went awry I hung in there, I know a good product when I use it! And my wait has been rewarded!

I have been a affiliate marketer for years. It’s how I put food on the table LOL. I have a Make Money Online (MMO) website; where I have written several articles about affiliate marketing!

Isodiol’s Customer Rewards Program

Affiliate marketing has always been my way in to internet marketing. I read once that affiliate marketing is the easiest way to make money online known to man.  With that said, I agree to a point. It doesn’t just happen, it does take some work, there are things you need to do to get your link out there and to get people to buy it doesn’t just happen. A good product is always the basis for everything! and Isodiol has that!



I am a walking talking testimonial to CBD as I have been using the substance as a replacement for the 14 pills a day I used to take LOL.

Through the course of the years while I’ve had several different maladies I have used upwards of 750 to 1000 mg a day of CBD and I’ll tell you what, I felt the best I ever did. You can even ask my doctor I went to my primary care physician while I had cancer and he told me I had the best blood work I had ever had the only thing we could attribute it to it was the massive amounts of CBD that I was doing. LOL I sure wish I could afford to do that much everyday all the time! I Now consume a hundred fifty or so milligrams a day!

Now it’s possible for you to share a link to Isodiol’s website and make it 25% on every sale!

Thru the OurCBDmission program.

Yeah you heard that right!

25% and it’s true affiliate marketing two levels you don’t need to build a team you don’t have to talk to anybody else all you got to do is share that link ~~~~  this is an internet marketing dream! When someone you sold to shares their link you will make 10% passive income!

And the beauty of the whole thing is the vision for the future!

OurCBDmission is going to be the retail marketing arm of Isodiol’s family of companies! Just imagine being able to Market all the products across the family of Isodiol Internationals companies.  Aas of March 3 2019 there are 10 product lines!
Bradleys Brands

And more to come       

A Truly an amazing opportunity!

  • If you want to change your Life 
  • Live the Lifestyle of an Internet Marketer
  • Have the Freedom to do What You Want, When You Want
  • This is the Business for You!
  • It’s not easy
  • It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme
  • ~ It’s not for everybody! ~


      Charles Vest is still our Dad
( director of affiliate development)

Or is it DCR (director of customer rewards)

I don’t care what they call him LOL

He’s trying hard to create a program where we can all prosper and share the mission of bringing CBD and plant-based medicine to the world. Charles is on of Isodiol’s resident CBD experts. He HAS been around! You will find him in our FaceBook Group announcing all the new specials and promotions along with the development of the program.

Charles Vest

Bravo Charles!!!!

Here’s the current promotion where you can get involved in the CRP! CLICK HERE NOW!!

25% off banner Iso-Sport

This was a previous sale just for you to see. Keep an eye on my site for the earliest news of SPECIALS. Sign up for my email list and get current updates!





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Come and join us in the new Isodiol Customer Rewards Program 

I am taking a survey lol send me an email and tell me whether you like OURCBDMISSION  still in the name????

This IS THE place if you would like to join Isodiol’s customer reward program OURCBDMISSION!
Do it now ! YOU deserve it!

Marijuana and Donald Trump

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Marijuana and Donald Trump

Update as of 03/05/2018

Our President made numerous campaign promises to uphold the legality of the States rights to legalize and regulate Cannabis. During his first year he has failed to make good on these promises especially by appointing the crazy Jeff Sessions. Sessions clearly is on a personal campaign to end the legalization of Cannabis. In January Sessions rescinded the Cle Memo of 2014 that made the federal enforcement lax and allowed the states a free rein to go ahead with decriminalization and legalization. As of this writing the raids on state licensed Cannabis has not started. I have written to my Congressman and Senator and urge all of you to do the same. The prohibition has to stop and we need to have our president back us up as he said he would !

Trump favors legalization!

Donald Trump has said in many interviews that he is in favor of total legalization of cannabis for medicinal use. The most famous was on the O’Reilly show back in early 2016 while he was onTrump and OReilly the campaign trail. Marijuana and Donald Trump are already politically entwined. He has also said he favored giving the states the right to choose how they handle the issue of adult recreational use. Any deviation from this thought of states right would seriously upset Republican policy. The Libertarian wing of the party is adamant about this.Read More

What is the Difference Between Hemp and Cannabis?

What is the Difference Between Hemp and Cannabis?

A big question coming up nowadays is, what is the difference between hemp and cannabis?

Hemp seed and leaves

Well after digging thru many articles and research my opinion falls wit the Canadian explanation. Hemp is cannabis sativa that has less than .03% THC.
So all hemp is cannabis but all cannabis is not hemp! Hemp is a species of the genus cannabis.

Cannabis is a genus that contains basically three varieties. Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Ruderalis. Read More

77th Annual Sturgis Bike Rally

Home in the campground of

South Dakota is killin me At the 77th Annual Sturgis Bike Rally!

It all started out as a great party!

Live tour of One Eyed Jacks Saloon Sturgis SD 77th Annual Bike Rall

Posted by Dennis Darragh on Thursday, August 3, 2017

And then all hell broke loose!

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CBD Vape Pens

cbd vape pens

How you get your CBD’s is a personal choice.

CBD vape pens have become very popular. This is because it is easy and can be utilized almost anywhere. The appeal is such that more an more people have resorted to this method. It isCBD vape pens generally agreed that vaping the compound is better for you than smoking it and the delivery method is faster than in ingesting it. With that said lets take a look at what is going on.

Vaporize ~~ Don’t burn!

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Medical Benefits of CBD Oil

Medical Benefits of CBD Oil

Big Pharma is fearful of the medical benefits of CBD oil as it will hurt their bottom line!

Powerful relief from pain, relief from anxiety, and disease symptom relief without side effects aoil-and-waterre shown by Human trials.
It’s hard to believe that in America today an oil that could improve the lives of millions of people is in danger of being yanked from the shelves.


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