Who is Sam the Skunkman and where did he come from? Better yet, whom is he really backed by?
As with almost everything these days the hidden agendas of those who are trying to control the weed market, or any power organization, the theories abound. To me, in my opinion, there is only the gut feelings and organizational independence to keep you on a straight path.
Cannabis Farmer is always interested in weed, how to grow and how to cultivate. Having spent the better part of 45 years in the search for knowledge and power in the plant have provided an abundance of providence.
In the first case I should admit to personally knowing Joe Petri both in the early days in the Far East and these later days of his activism on the west coast of the USA. For the most part I stay the Cannabis Farmer, just dedicated to growing and sharing – as we did back in San Francisco during the mid sixties. It was Joe who brought the first, and best, water pressed Afghan to us. I remember it well. Smoking it for the first time in Aaron Russo’s rock venue in Chicago.
I watched as Joe worked the scene in Bombay and created the market for American Touristers to Australia. An amazing run. Joe was creative and helped a lot of people make a living from their lifestyles. I do not know of one instance where Joe “turned” on anyone but I did see some abandoned runners. Who they were running for is where it gets cloudy and Joe was not close enough to be on the bad edge.
Perhaps Joe’s abrasive tone does not sit well with many, but his idea is straight as an arrow. Cannabis is a plant, its use is no business of governments and there should be no laws granting or taking any right to a natural plant or imbibing in it. Freedom does not allow governments to tell you what to do with plants unless you give them the rights to tell you how to live. Did you?
Joe Petri reflects what Cannabis Farmer’s live for – weed for whatever you want. This puts him at odds with the sellouts who try to subvert the effort at ending prohibition using the lame excuse of medical necessity. Who does not have some pain, some problem, something? So what?
Cannabis is a simple plant, a weed, and its control by government is just wrong. What started as a corporate terrorist action to tax cannabis out of existence by Morgan banks and Dupont Chemicals (to capitalize the patents for synthetic fiber – which are running out and the reason laws are being eased) has been replaced with extreme disinformation about a simple weed. All this obscuring the fact that government, particularly one under the original US Constitution, has no right making a plant illegal. Joe Petri campaigness for the end of prohibition, he, and we, fight for the same thing. Others want to allow continued government control over what we can and cant do with plants – by letting government control the plant under their medical system.
This allows a joke to be made of medical marijuana in so far as you only need to find your doctor Feelgood and get a paper to buy it. But it leaves the control of a plant under the government.
Sam the Skunkman? Well, I have not had any personal contact with this gentleman and the contact here is the most I have had. I had seen him around the “scene” for years promoting bubble bags at the various conferences, but he did not make it to my level. Maybe he was too much in Amsterdam and not in the world of global marketing? Mostly I have seen him pushing the mud bags, the worst rip off in Cannabis history. Trying to sell bags and more bags to ignorant stoners, sort of an easy job.
The case Sam the Skunkman makes on my blog to lambaste Petri is weak at best. Calling him a snitch when it is he who should be wary of such labels. Skunkman has spent his time in trying to corner the coming legal cannabis market by getting on the top of the government distribution. One must have some kind of connection to get to this level and that is why Sam the Skunkman has problems with credibility.
Since the DEA and CIA will not disclose the names of their agents or snitches it will be impossible to verify the veracity of anyone working for them. It is up to you to decide where you will place your confidence.
As for me, the Cannabis Farmer, I like Joe and I think Skunkman an arrogant agent of mis-information as he pushes a lot of people at the top of the junk pile and his horrible bubble bags.