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Barry Gipson
A dysfunctional veteran with a keyboard on a medicated mission 4 veterans. Coding a Bullet Proof state of mind N2 veterans through cannabis with “Weekly Smoke.”

The decision for me to take a step back to do this will ultimately pay dividends in the long game

Selling something that your customer cannot taste, smell, touch, or see is very powerful. Over half of my 23-year Naval career, I lived in 4 major cities developing this skill recruiting for the Navy.

As the military market continually changed, flexibility was required to succeed. Since retiring in June of 2016 that rule still applies. No matter what sales channel you’re in.

Prior to retiring the plan was to open and operate my own business here in the Pacific North West. A sports bar actually, with a fantasy sports concept. …


Learn to recognize these collective red flags

People can experience an emotional or mental health crisis due to a wide range of situations. For some, it might be the end of a personal relationship. For others, it might be the loss of a job. For Veterans, these crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service.

Many Veterans may not show any signs of intent to harm themselves before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a person needs help. Veterans in crisis may show behaviors that indicate a risk of self-harm. …


The Menace II Society According To 1 Man

Today I cracked the book Weed The People by Bruce Barcott. After a few short chapters, the creative juices began flowing leading me here with you. There is only one name you need to know primarily responsible for the demonizing of marijuana. Allow me to put you up on some game.

Meanwhile today voters are turning out in record numbers in Georgia.

There is a bigger war being waged among the American people currently in 2021. One rooted in psychology with zero historical proven data.

Harry J. Anslinger was a man on a mission. Mostly to keep his agency afloat…


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Veterans Lost In Translation

A few months ago I received my WA state medical cannabis card. I had no idea how easy it was to get one as a veteran. Thanks to my show co-host The Cannabis Cowboy out of Denver within a week I was a card-carrying member.

Registered with the Department Of Health database now as a medical cannabis user as a result. There are many benefits to owning one. Like buying more product than a “Frequent Shopper” does in one dispensary visit.

Oh, and the ability to grow your own plants also is a pretty huge benefit. You would think now…


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All Streams Matter In 2021

I took my first trip to Walt Disney’s Magical Kingdom before the close of 2020 with family recently. I was excited to finally visit Orlando in hopes of bouncing over to the NBA Experience on the ESPN campus. Unfortunately, it was closed due to the pandemic. We were pretty bummed but understood.

Before departing I learned about Comcast adding Dinsey+ and ESPN+ to their X1 platform. I’ve shared with you here previously I’m an affiliate marketer for the Disney streaming bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu right?

I wanted to double up on our trip there to learn more about Disneyworld…


Aerosmith released “Back In The Saddle” in March of 1977. When the song is performed in concert, Tyler often makes more noticeable lyrical and visible references to sex. Although the lyrics, by Tyler, were written with the simple idea of cowboys and sex, this song took on new meaning after Aerosmith reunited in 1984 and embarked on their Back in the Saddle Tour.

Without persistence, you will be defeated, even before you start

Here we are in 2021, and I have finally found my way back to my ranch just south of Seattle. After taking a needed break with the family after Christmas to recharge at the end of 2020. A year that taught me much.

It’s time to hop back in the saddle for 2021. Like Aerosmith did to an extent back in March of1977. Stream from the saddle this year to with SiriusXM.

A story I shared on Christmas eve was actually about scheduling content in advance here on Medium. My goal is to publish daily content here for veterans. …


From NWA, to Boyz In The Hood, to the BIG3, Ice Cube has continually re-invented his hustle from the city of angels. His recent ties to politics in the 2020 election is another fine example of a summer vacation education. Al Bello / Getty Images

Damn BG The Spots Getting Hot

Ice Cube put out a song called “My Summer Vacation” on his revolutionary Death Certificate album released in October of 1991. A story about how a team of hustlers picked up and left their porch from Los Angeles for the streets of St Louis, MO. Four professionals looking for a new curb up to sell dope.

Deep into the dark winter, there does not seem to be any signs of hope for veterans next summer vacation in 2021. On the other hand, when we frame things into a digital context your content and brand are now the new dope.

During…


The Cannabis Cowboy is a seasoned cultivator brand located in Colorado. Official America’s Team is a brand of NFL fans built differently as a result of the 2020 pandemic. Two guys 2 brands one mission in the name of the “Game of Strains.”

Prepare 4 Takeoff

Thank you for flying with BG airlines today. Our destination where only a few will arrive during the pandemic state of things.

Let’s take a flight today out of reality to where I like to call my 30k Foot view. Shall we? Where I always pick up nuggets I discover about the cannabis industry, and like to parachute back down to share with you here.

As we commence take off today ensure your seat belt’s buckled. For many, it could be a bumpy flight. Not all passengers are “Woke” to the cannabis industry movement. New passengers here please pay very close attention.

There are only a few select passengers on this flight that will arrive at our ultimate destination named “Vision.” Right…


Have you written down your writing goals for 2021?

A Story A Day Keeps The Depression Away

Veterans need a purpose in order to maintain some balance in our lives. During our time in uniform the mission was the purpose. Every day down to the minute was already planned for us.

Once we depart the ranks however this is where it gets tricky for many of us. When its hard to find employment both before, and now especially after the pandemic. That don't help.

As news comes out of a second stimulus of $600 to digitally hit banks before years end, is this really enough to survive for veterans? A combined $1800 over 9 months? …


Instead of having just one link in your IG bio with only one destination, use Linktree and use up to seven like I do for just as many. Branding HIGHLY encouraged when you get their Pro subscription.

Do Business Where You Do Business

Veterans love free, but when it comes to doing business where you do business nothing is free. Not even a military discount. Even paying attention can be challenging for many in our current state. Back in 2017 however I discovered a very cost-efficient tool for digital veterans.

Especially media entrepreneurs who are building on Instagram currently.

After putting my NFL blog link in my Instagram bio initially, I could track each click from my followers. This was helpful to understand what works when teaching my audience new behaviors. Oh, and conversions duh…

Getting involved with Bit.ly to customize my links…

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