What a great inaugural season!

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What a great inaugural season!

 

I just want to take a moment to say thanks to all of the Highkers I met in the inaugural season of High Urban Hikes. We had some deep talks, made some real friendships and re-opened our eyes to the wonder of living that so often gets glossed over in the nightly news. 

Fortunately, I have another venture on the wing. I am starting a new "Canncierge" service which is a personal service for singles, couples or groups. I know that folks come to Denver for many reasons and the legality of cannabis is just a little side benefit. Let me make your canna- experience here OPTIMO in every way. I will personally work with your schedule and meet you in an agreed space or come to your downtown hotel, take you to a dispensary and walk you through the buying experience and your first consumption experience. Then we will continue our elevated time together exploring the art, architecture, history and lore of this lovely city. Read the testimonials on my site for folks who opted for this kind of personal service during the 2015 summer.

Write to me at thc@thehighlifeconnection.com if you want more information. That website should be up and running fully in about two weeks (early November). Our 2016 Season of High Urban Hikes will begin somewhere between April 1 and April 17 depending on the weather. 

LOTS OF GREAT MEMORIES HAD AND TO COME!

Amy

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Alcohol, Tobacco and Phizer. The real holy Trinity of Death in our country

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Alcohol, Tobacco and Phizer. The real holy Trinity of Death in our country

The other day I was walking with my early morning MeetUp and I ended up in conversation with a retired physician. Although she was clearly not an opponent of cannabis legalization, I could tell from her hesitancy that she did not have many positive feelings about its use beyond just "getting high" sounding as if she were putting cannabis users in the same category with people who sniff dry erase markers. Sigh. But still she seemed interested in maybe hearing more.

So, after our walk I sent her a little article to which she responded saying she welcomed a "lively discussion". When I responded back reframing some of the information she had sent (that no studies had been done, that it's bad for kids etc), I received this:

"Amy, rather than having an email dialogue, I find it best to discuss issues in person. Also as I no longer see patients, and am retired, there is no need to try and convince me of my beliefs and understanding of current evidence based medicine findings. So, I would prefer not to exchange thoughts on widespread marijuana use."

Frankly, I was sad. I was sad because I think these kinds of conversations need to happen and, secondly, I was frustrated because I got to see personally the sort of mind-closing that occurs when people just want to stick to the set of information they have whether it be current or correct. As a former doctor, she has the ability to open this discussion to people I don't have access to and I regret that this will not happen. Had we been able to actually have a "lively discussion", I would have liked to talk about the reality of death statistics by legal, nay, highly advertised and sanctioned, substances use in our country.

People who die each each because of alcohol use: 88,000. People who die each year from cigarettes 443,000. People who die each year from FDA approved prescription drugs 100,000. People who die each year from marijuana: not statistically significant. If anyone who can find the study that shows otherwise, I will link it on all my social media.

More importantly, I would have liked to talk to her about life statistics; about all the people whose lives have been improved medically in unfathomable ways which I can attest to in my own life experince. But, we won't get that chance and any future lively discussions we have will have to be about something important like Taylor vs Miley, I guess. How disappointing. 

 

 

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AN INTRO: Managing The Beauty of Canna-Life and Upleveling Existence for and with YOU

Hi Everyone,

I'm Amy, the creator of both High Urban Hikes and The HighLife Connection. My goal for both of these is to create events that fall into that sweet sweet spot where education and entertainment meet to uplevel our conscious experience of ourselves, the world and each other. Fortunately, I (and maybe you) live in Colorado where the sacred, cerebral, silly, sumptuous and satisfying edition of cannabis adds a deepening layer to everything and frees your mind from petty skull chatter to expand in an ever-unretractable and creative way. YAY!

As an out of town visitor who comes to experience what my events have to offer, you will return to your home with a real souvenir--an expansion of who you are and an ability to extend that expansion to the life you live in your town. As a local Denver participant, you are expanding your relationship with a plant that has benefited our planet for thousands of years and, hopefully, you are moving beyond what Conor Oberst calls "Slacktivism" to strong advocacy for the full freedom that Amendment 64 promises. I am prepared to do that with you with poised purpose.

We are all pioneers in this exciting, groundbreaking time in history. What better place to keep blazing that trail than right here in the very heart of the Wild West? I look forward to sharing all that is happening here in Denver with YOU on this blog, for now, but look forward to the true connection, face to face, that is the real meaning behind, well, just about everything.

In the meantime, meet me back here for bi-weekly updates on High Urban Hikes tours, tagalong events (our events tied to something way groovy already scheduled in and around Denver), private Kick-off Parties for our out-of-town guests (townies are always welcome everywhere we go), hints about best uses of cannabis from Canna-blogs and tweets I curate, my own high hike discoveries, social activism prompts for you to help support legal cannabis and hemp in my state, your state and our nation and, most importantly, a growing dialogue with you. Your comments are as precious as the gold that folks staked their claim to Colorado on almost 160 years ago. Let me hear what you think, feel and experience. 

Highly appreciative of it all,

Amy

 

 

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