An art school student is turning the art of drawing cannabis cartoon into a reality, and she’s calling on anyone with a marijuana-themed cartooning project to come forward.
Jodie Miller is the creator of “Smoke on the Water,” a weed cartoon that depicts cannabis-infused water as a natural and safe remedy for headaches, nausea and anxiety.
The cartoon, which is now in its seventh year and was first released in January, has become a popular and viral phenomenon, garnering more than 1 million views and counting.
“I’ve been drawing for four years now, and this is the first time I’ve ever made a cartoon with a cannabis background,” said Miller.
“The concept was just to make fun of all the marijuana people that I know.”
Her aim is to make the marijuana-infusion water art a reality by making it available for free to artists and other artists in the community.
“We’ve seen a lot of people use the water as an art tool, and I wanted to try to do something a little different with it,” she said.
“It’s something that I hope will really empower people to see cannabis as a medicinal plant, which can actually alleviate the symptoms of cancer, diabetes and all kinds of other conditions.”
The pot cartoon has become so popular that she has even started a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise $100,000 to cover her expenses and pay for more time to create the art.
“If I could, I’d just be able to make it and release it to the world, but I don’t have that time, and the money is going to be used for other projects,” she told ABC News.
“To me, this is an art project.
We want to take it to all sorts of places and put it out there to educate the public about cannabis.”‘
Cannabis water is medicine for cancer patients’The first-time pot cartoonist, who also writes for the ABC’s “Cannabist” and the Huffington Post, said she hopes that people will see her cannabis water art as a positive, not just a humorous commentary on the weed world.
“Cannes is a beautiful plant, but there are so many people that have cancer, that are in dire need of treatment and it’s just really scary to see,” she added.
“But it’s also an incredibly powerful plant, and to see people using it as a way to help their friends and their family to be healthier is really touching.”
To reach her goal, Miller has already raised more than $20,000.
“When I started this project, I knew I wanted it to be something that people would want to see and to make into a real-life cartoon, but it’s really hard to come up with something that’s as realistic as this,” she explained.
“People don’t necessarily see it as the perfect thing to be able draw, but that’s because I don of course love drawing, so I thought it would be a really good fit for cannabis and marijuana water.”
This is something that has been in my head for a long time, but to actually see it come to life and to really get people talking about it, and hopefully inspire people to start drawing, that was really amazing.
“Cannabase’s “Smokestack” video, which has over 10 million views, shows a video posted on the website by “Smoker” who explains why he wanted to use cannabis water to treat his “cancer-like symptoms”.”
I’m just trying to help people understand what they’re going through and how they feel and to help them relax a little bit,” he said in the video.”
And to help with my pain.
“Miller has also launched a crowdfunding page to fund her project.”
Because this is something we all need, and there’s a lot going on in our lives right now, it’s a little scary to know what to expect,” she advised.”
There’s definitely a lot out there that people have to be mindful of, but just remember, it doesn’t have to kill you.
You can still be positive and be able breathe, and feel better.
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