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420 Origami Cranes For The Healing Of Canada With Cannabis

(Editors Note: While this project is near its conclusion, you are encouraged to start similar art projects in your own town or city.)

Julia Veintrop 

“Love From The Cannabis Business Community Of Victoria and the people supporting it”

To Whom It May Concern,

Canada is in need of some healing socially, economically and environmentally.  Alongside many others, I truly believe that cannabis is and will continue to help and heal the citizens of Canada, the country itself and ultimately, the entire world… and we have to do everything we can to push this along…so we’re going to fold some cranes!

With a warm, open heart I would like to invite your business and anyone connected to it, to participate in this art project! The inspiration came from the story of a little girl folding 1000 cranes after the bombing of Hiroshima; she did this based on a legend that if she could fold 1000 cranes, she could heal her cancer.

The project is to create a hanging, wire Origami sculpture to be gifted to The City Of Victoria.

We will do this by making 420 folded origami cranes using only used squares of parchment paper that had previously come in contact with cannabis in some form. When 420 cranes have been folded, we will varnish them to preserve any shatter, rosin, resin or reclaim, and then string them together to form a hanging wire sculpture.

You can be involved as much or as little as you like. The minimum effort I am looking for from you would be giving me a piece of used shatter parchment we can fold into a crane. The maximum effort would be coming to fold cranes and help designs the final wire sculpture. You are also welcome to fold the cranes yourself for me to pick up! Ashley Abraham has been kind enough to allow the creation to happen at The Green Ceiling, and grant free admission to work on this project on the following dates: July 12th, 19th – 6pm – we will meet to fold the cranes.

July 26th – we will varnish the cranes and plan the wire sculpture. Aug 3rd – we will construct and finish the final sculpture, to be presented to the mayor and City Council of Victoria at the Aug. 10, 2017 Council Meeting As the saying goes, if we all got a bong, then we’d all get along.

Let’s show Canada that we got a bong, turned it into a dab rig, got together and created something beautiful to help heal the world!  What time is it? 420? That means it is almost crane time, and we need lots of used parchment!

Thank you for your support! Thank You!

PS – If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

*Materials note: ⦁ Residue stuck on from Cannabis extracts (shatter, pressed rosin, wax, oil etc.) is preferred ⦁ Smallest square acceptable for this project – 3” x 3”⦁ Decorating the parchment is encouraged! Especially with the names or initials of people whose lives have been positively affected by cannabis and how this was achieved, or anything that inspires you!

Julia Veintrop
From an early age, Julia displayed a passion for writing and languages, a fascination with journalism and an amazing memory. Her career focus had been gaining skills and experience in many different fields of counselling. Her ambition to have a career as medical general practitioner was interrupted when she became very ill from cervical cancer and the procedures necessary to remove it, beginning almost seven years of severe medical issues. Using the written word as an avenue of release and feeling the miraculous benefits of cannabis first-hand, she developed her skills throughout her illness and shifted her focus to cannabis from the patient perspective. Today, she devotes her life to a cause she truly enjoys, cannabis activism, so that no one need suffer unnecessarily due to lack of education or access.

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