Not so fast, gang. The prohibitionist agenda has never been clearer and more disturbing through these eyes. I've thought a lot about the way things work and moreover, I've researched everything I can't understand ad nauseum. Obviously so much more to understand, but my top priority has been to grasp why it appears to me that the people of the world around are so peaceful and loving yet the news and the world around me as it appears in media is in such discord. We talk about power and politics and the one thing that no one ever wants to do is admit that Government is an idea, a concept, an intangible framework to which only becomes tangible when it directly interacts with it's citizens. In the U.S. we have used propaganda to govern our people from the earliest days of existence, to form social conditions for living as all groups do.
The thing that cannabis advocates need understand that all concepts of how we think about cannabis are often shaped by how we speak about cannabis and those thoughts have been thrust upon us by those who for the last 150 years have sought to keep our most sustainable crop out of the people's hands. If I were writing a sci-fi book, the first thing I would think as a great concept would be manipulating the populace into making life more difficult for themselves which is exactly what some our politicians seek to consistently do, make our lives more difficult so they can sell us on their convenience, and they do so by hiring scientists to create a study, publicists, to promote their agenda, and marketers, to act on those strong emotions with products made by companies, who care only for profit. This system is in place for all politicians and corporations to work together, some may have great intentions and ideas, put forth good work, but often the line grays between lobbyists and politicians where in many cases they are one in the same even though they are not registered with the Federal government.
In 2016 we will have a Presidential race and those politicians are already being bought and paid for, Ted Cruz already made his flip last week. Apparently he is now for marijuana reform, but notice he never mentions Federal legalization, he is pushing the same agenda as MPP, regulate cannabis at the state level, respect 10th Amendment rights, which means he is essential playing for the drug companies just like Kevin Sabet and Pat Kennedy of ProjectSAM, pawns of the good people of NIDA, who continue to research the harm in cannabis and find the reverse is true.
What's scary about the future of this industry is that as far as I can see cannabis is being used by corporations to create more health problems for humanity by using it's popularity to push synthetic cannabinoids drugs across the world through a serious of global legislative loopholes. Dispensary licenses will be given to the wrong people, people who don't care about the welfare of patients, their investors will be capitalists, not compassionate owners. This was exactly what happened in Rhode Island and New Jersey.
What is happening in this industry is classic Hegelian philosophy. You have a synthesis of two sides presenting opposing viewpoints legalization and non-legalization with both sides making legitimate arguments causing a synthesis that benefits the government collecting taxes on both sides of the argument....question is, the loser of the argument is the people. It is us, the cannabis believers, the patients, and the medically in need that will be impacted, we already have. The very fact we call cannabis, marijuana proves it. The etymology of the word is one that is so foreign to our language it doesn't fit in context, so it will always be a "foreign" substance because linguistically it doesn't fit into the English language. Just read any sentence with the word marijuana in it and you can see it is not of English grammatical word structure.
Last month conservatives all got together to plot how they will manipulate voters to vote on their candidate at their annual pep and planning rally. Read it and weep, they are coming for your marijuana vote, they are coming hard, and they are all pushing the prohibitionist agenda, legalize at the state level, decriminalize, but don't make it legal.
The bottom line why they don't want it legal is they know it will destroy the pharmaceutical, genetically modified food, and alcohol business. They will continue to push back with propaganda, even if it means distribution of synthetic cannabinoids that kill, to create enough fear to protect their empire of drug abuse.
Damn these corporations....as a people we must continue to fight back 10 times harder than ever before.
Read it and weep, 2016 is the year the conservatives send out the force to rally votes and take back the white house by pushing decriminalization, ProjectSAM, NIDA endorsed, Big Pharma bullshit..