Leaving for California

So we are leaving for California at the end of April.  Lots of people have asked  “are you leaving because of the problems with the legalization movement”?
Come on, get real!    ROFL   There has been nothing but problems in the legalization movement.  There are many reasons for that, but I have to say that none of these “problems” are very serious.

There are a lot of people with a lot of personality, and determination and passion all of which are fighting for this cause for their own reasons.   Being that no one is really getting paid for this, and being that there is a lot riding on the outcome of this, yes there are some personality conflicts.

I think that many people are very excited to be the “boss”.  Everyone wants their shot at it.   That and the fact that there is so much money and influence in this movement presently.  The cannabis industry is just taking off, and we have lawyers scrambling to figure what exactly they are going to do when prohibition ends, who will their clientele be?  We have dispensaries who are fighting the idea of having more competition, we have lobbyists wondering what they will get paid to lobby for next, and we have police who forecast being out of a job if there are no potheads to arrest.

But the problems now are no different than the problems last year, or 30 years ago, or 50 years ago.   These are the same problems, different year.

But to those who have asked the question, no we are not leaving to avoid these problems.  However it is mighty convenient to move on to more peace and quite in the middle of the wilderness, just when all of this hit a boiling point.  LOL

We have been announcing that we are going to leave to build our house this Spring for about 6 months now.
We have been very excited about are prospects to build our hemp dome on our property.

We actually bought this property last year, and we had planned on moving to it after cannabis was legalized with I-1068.  But when I-1068 failed, we decided to move from our lake house rental in Loon Lake, to move into Spokane where the action was, and give it one more year, and one more try before we left for Cali.   We thought we’d leave sometime between when our lease ended in April to sometime in June when our daughter was done with her extra curricular activities such as ballet.
But when we started seeing certain situations present themselves to us, and when we realized we would probably serve the movement better by not arguing with people about how things should be.  We decided to move at the end of April instead of June so that we could get started on building our home.
It is pointless to argue with people most of the time, and that keeps coming around.  With the new baby coming, and with the move that we are working on, the added stress of dealing with people’s ego’s helped us make our decision.
But we sent 9 Sensible Washington shirts and a collection of signatures for I-1149 to Seattle today, and we have more to send soon.
We will continue to fight for this cause, and if we need to, we will do it again next year.  But for now, we are going to take care of some personal issues in our own life.

Peace and signatures!

~Reverend Ryan


This is “A Time 4 Hemp” with Casper Leitch in January where I talk with the show about our plans this summer.
So anyone who thinks they are responsible for me leaving.   LOL   Good luck!  We move around a lot and experience the world.
We’ll be back in Spokane soon enough though, we always end up back in WA after a bit of traveling.  =)

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