What is The Cannabis Awakening?

What is The Cannabis Awakening?

The Cannabis Awakening is what happens when western societies legalize cannabis
What is the Cannabis Awakening?

You may have noticed that American culture is changing, rapidly and at an accelerated pace it may seem… especially, or more to a certain degree in areas of the country where cannabis is becoming legal.

The catalyst for some of the social change that you are seeing may not just be all from the new awareness of things like the housing crises, The 99% protests, Lgtbq rights, decline of public education, violent police assaults and murders, decline of the middle class, mass incarceration, the growth of Black Lives Matter, our new age of terrorism, or the latest Donald Trump public defecation episode.

There is another name for what is happening..

The Cannabis Awakening
The Cannabis Awakening is the socio-cultural phenomenon currently taking place in America and across the world, that is marked by the following factors and behaviors, typically in this order…

 

  1. Increasing cannabis legality and social acceptance, that is soon followed with radical changes in culture.
  2. These changes in culture result not only from the new acceptance of cannabis consumers socially, but from the interaction and acceptance of the new cannabis culture and knowledge base as well.
  3. These changes in the new social reality and knowledge base, moves the dominant culture away from the errors of church and government, towards revolutionary individual spiritual and societal transformations.
  4. Resulting in more empowered individuals and communities, leading to more conscious, spiritual, and morally focused belief systems.

 

The Cannabis Awakening is basically one of the things that happens when western societies legalize cannabis!

 

The reality of accepting people into society that have been unaccepted for so long creates a culture clash that inevitably exposes both sides to the culture of the other. Old lies are uncovered and new knowledge and information is absorbed and reintegrated. In the case of cannabis culture, the mainstream has been unaccepting of cannabis culture and knowledge for so long, that these shifts in culture can be profound.

Cannabis is unique in its awakening potential because of both its specific effects on the human body and its ancient and modern history related to the emergence of semi-sedentary societies, religion (and its evolution!) and western civilization.

Cannabis has not just been purposefully hidden and lied about. Its prohibition has been used since biblical times to identify and persecute those that are a threat to the dominant cultural paradigm. From women accused of being witches, to Black Americans and the Drug War, cannabis prohibition has been used by those in authority to torment and terrorize large numbers of people.

Cannabis is becoming mainstream, what many haven’t quite realized yet is not just how that will change the community that they live in, but how will it change the way we think.?

 

 

 

Prohibitionist, MA State Senator Jason Lewis continues to attack Legal Cannabis Community.

Radio interview with prohibitionist politician Sen Jason Lewis. This is how the new model for racial oppression and discrimination begins. Ignorant and biased politicians misrepresent the truth and make BAD policy that we all have to use our resources to clean up later. Just like Donald Trump, or George W. Bush, two modern Republican politicians.

Source: New Bills Seek To Regulate Marijuana In Mass.

Prohibitionist, MA State Senator Jason Lewis continues to attack Legal Cannabis Community.

Sen Lewis is a politician of the times. Like Donald Trump. They say one thing but really mean another. They are dishonest when they represent policy and facts. They smile while they lie and attack peaceful and legal communities. Massachusetts voters should be disgusted with the behavior of Senator Lewis. I encourage cannabis consumers in MA to contact Sen Lewis office and let him know how misled he is. Maybe ask him how much money Trump and anti-cannabis lobbyists have promised him? Or what type of business deals are being made in Colorado, on behalf of MA voters?

 

Sen Jason Lewis office 617-722-1206

 

Once again, in case anyone missed it.

Sen Jason Lewis is taking a dirty page from a very old, American Racist playbook, and trying to repackage it for us. The idea that cannabis is a public health danger that we must be protected from is simply a lie. This lie comes from the very well documented campaign of racist anti-cannabis propaganda called “Reefer Madness”.

People voted to legalize cannabis because they are more informed than biased politicians like Lewis and reject what he is saying about cannabis. He is saying what prohibitionists have always said about cannabis, there is no difference.

There is no science behind what Lewis is proposing, just bias. Why are prohibitionists like him being allowed to ruin a new paradigm that voters have worked hard for? I say the same reasons that we always have.

When Lewis says he is taking the will of voters seriously, he is lying. He is attacking voters and lying about it… but we should quickly be getting used to how immoral our politicians can be.

There is no doubt that Sen Jason Lewis and other prohibitionists are behaving in an undemocratic way when it comes to respecting the voters.

Chief.

Prohibitionist Bills Could Reshape Massachusetts’ Marijuana Law

Fewer plants, fewer ounces, and a delay on edibles are all on the table this year.

Source: Bills Could Reshape Massachusetts’ Marijuana Law

 

WOW! They actually are thinking of putting Anslinger-like Prohibitionist Sen Jason Lewis in charge of a “marijuana committee on Beacon Hill”!

What an amazingly bold, destructive and offensive thing to do. But MA Governor Charlie Baker is a Republican. Right now Republicans are acting amazingly bold, destructive, offensive, and against the will of the voters throughout the country, so should we be that surprised?

Governor Charlie Baker and other Prohibitionists like Sen Jason Lewis are our representatives for Trump policies locally, so we should expect no different.

 

Someone should really tell them though, that these actions will only result in a broken system again, but alas, it is these types of lessons that can only be reached through honest and thoughtful actions. The campaign against cannabis has rarely been honest or very thoughtful of the rights of Americans.

I encourage people who find themselves having a problem with cannabis to do some research on why we call it “marijuana”, and why it was first made illegal. Its a story of racism and ignorance, and if modern politicians can achieve enough support to  become President of the United States, for supporting racism and ignorance today, then we should expect them to be motivated cannabis prohibitionists as well.

Chief.

Prohibitionist Massachusetts Politicians Disrespectful Towards Will of Commonwealth Voters!

OK. Time to respond to the attacks from the ignorant and misled.

Senator Jason M Lewis 5th Middlesex and Rep Hannah Kane 11th Worcester.

Kane is a Republican, and Lewis is a new type of Massachusetts Democrat from Winchester.

These two Massachusetts politicians are working hard to subvert the will of the voters. They boldly claim to know better!

There has been twenty years passed since California first approved Medicinal Cannabis. Massachusetts politicians have had ample time to plan for a legal distribution model that works, and work with citizens to do so, but our politicians have been practicing extreme cowardice and ignorance. That’s fine, because the voters will just have to change the law themselves.. and we did. but oh wait, Now these ignorant Massachusetts politicians have decided that they want to get involved! Smell some cash? Time to inject some ignorance and oppression into the new paradigm, right?
Acting concerned now is just slow, ineffective, inefficient and transparent in its discriminatory effect. Lewis and Kane seem to believe that the voters of the Commonwealth are not capable of voting and developing a policy for themselves. They seem to think that the voters got it wrong in a bunch of ways and they are going to fix it! Like toddlers helping Mommy clean up by making a bigger mess! Modern prohibitionists are like Gay Bashers, from a different more ignorant time, with a skewed sense of morality, and hostile tendencies. Lets hope they get some help, or have short careers.

We will be contacting the offices both of these politicians offices, as we all should, and help get them up to speed.

Rep Hannah Kane 11th Worcester 617-722-2430
https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/HEK1
Hannah.Kane@mahouse.gov

Sen Jason M Lewis Fifth Middlesex 617-722-1206
https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/jml0/Biography
Jason.Lewis@masenate.gov

Any local politician that works to undermine the will of voters should be called out forcefully!
Ask them why they are trying to re-criminalize cannabis? And how much are they being paid to do so? We know that the biggest lobbyists against cannabis are Law Enforcement, Prisons, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Big Pharma, which ones are these politicians in bed with? Or are they are just moved by the foolishness of the voters to act?

 

Chief.

Just small tweaks? Lawmakers to revisit the Massachusetts marijuana law

Legislative leaders have made clear they are not finished with making changes to the voter-approved Massachusetts marijuana legalization initiative.

Source: Just small tweaks? Lawmakers to revisit the Massachusetts marijuana law

 

The people have spoken. These are the Death Throes of the prohibition culture…

Wahlburg’s Premature Boston Marathon Bombing Pic “Patriots Day” is Unfortunately a Whitewash

O’ Hollywood!

 

“Patriots Day” white-washed

 

White-Washed Patriots Day

Wahlburg’s Premature Boston Marathon Bombing Pic “Patriots Day” is Unfortunately a Whitewash.

Review – Patriots Day

Mark Wahlburg and Peter Berg

Well… Its happened folks. You wouldn’t think that we live in a world where traumatic terrorist actions are quickly monetized by a Hollywood elite desperately lacking n creativity, ready to cash in big on tragedy, but we do.

Patriots Day is a white-wash!

We can expect movies that are put out in a rush to not thoroughly lay out all the historic story points. But we should not expect those movies to be so disrespectful to so many of the unfortunate participants of such traumatic terrorist events, that they express disgust. That is what has happened here.

Learn about Officer Dennis “DJ” Simmons here.

Tragedy.

Read the review and judge for yourself.

Review – Patriots Day

Hey Hollywood! We understand the need to make money is strong… but before you harvest our trauma for your pockets, please be sure to respect all of those involved. This is most true when we are talking about a brave law enforcement officer being recognized for his sacrifice.

DJ Simmons and his family sacrificed. But you wouldn’t know that from watching this movie.

BPD wants to hold up this film as a primo example of patriotism and an example and document of their heroism, but…

They left out the black cop that lost his life after his courageous and responsive actions that night to protect us all.

Wow!

Shame.

To: The Boston City Council Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development Hearing on Marijuana/Cannabis Market Equity

 

To: The Boston City Council Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development Hearing on Marijuana/Cannabis Market Equity

The following letter was submitted to the Boston City Council regarding cannabis licensing.

 

To: The Boston City Council Committee on Jobs, Wages & Workforce Development

Hearing on Marijuana/Cannabis Market Equity

The goal of the Massachusetts Tax and Regulate Marijuana Act has always been to create a healthy and dynamic legal market for cannabis. This is necessary to stop minors from continued access to marijuana/cannabis. Our previous prohibitionist and interventionist solutions for local cannabis distribution have been complete failures particularly in their inability to keep cannabis from minors, and encourage equal market access. We have adopted this new law to make sure that just like alcohol and tobacco, cannabis remains a product strictly for adults. (18+)

This city council has already adopted measures to undermine the Tax and Regulate Marijuana Act, through the inclusion of a text amendment to Boston’s zoning code, which will arrest and greatly diminish the growth of the legal cannabis industry in Boston. The 2500 ft. buffer was prematurely applied to this fledgling industry, and added on to the already extremely restrictive 1000 ft. buffer that is already imposed on local cannabis businesses, to stay away from schools, nurseries, parks, playgrounds, churches, and numerous other entities. Were the possible effects of such a dramatically market-altering regulatory change, and its resulting effect on consumers and the industry considered at all?

It is clear, that this council is trying to slow and retard the growth of the legal cannabis industry in Boston. This directly conflicts with the newly approved law to Tax and Regulate Marijuana, which is designed to encourage the growth of the legal market. This need, of growing a healthy open market, is necessary to deny minors access, and discourage the effects of white supremacy on new market participants. The Boston City Council’s adoption of the 2500 ft buffer rule to the zoning code will increase the availability of marijuana products to minors by severely weakening and delaying the creation of a holistic legal cannabis market for adults.

This should have been very clear to anyone that read the Tax and Regulate Marijuana Act.

What also would have been clear is that there is an appointed body that is already tasked with studying, reviewing, and making these types of suggestions and amendments to cannabis related regulations and regulatory bodies. The Cannabis Commission and its 15-member advisory board will be the qualified and knowledgeable group, empowered by law, and capable of making effective regulations that won’t undermine the law and all participants. The Boston City Council’s premature motivations to limit legal adult access to cannabis in Boston encourages criminality and under-age marijuana use, which is exactly what the new law is trying to combat.

Negative attitudes about cannabis, often misinformed due to decades of immoral government propaganda, cannot be allowed to once again, set up a hostile system of ignorance and discrimination, to regulate cannabis locally. We should all be able to agree that alcohol is much more dangerous than cannabis to residents in public and private spaces. How, or why then, does this council continually try to increase the number and availability of liquor licenses in Boston? While at the same time trying to drastically limit cannabis licenses in Boston?

Obviously, a bias against cannabis and its consumers.

This bias is multifaceted but largely based in the immorality of historic American cannabis prohibition, birthed and maintained from an American cultural history of white supremacy, and simple ignorance.

I addressed this body previously about the fact that many of our constitutional rights have been routinely violated due to this racism and ignorance, as cannabis is an original Christian/religious sacrament, used from the beginning of recorded history to reveal knowledge and life’s mysteries, commune with God, and the Divine Spark within us all.

We citizens have been denied our right to practice religion, without the constant fear of abuse and molestation due to this same ignorance and racism. When we express this fact, we are often treated with more disrespect and hostility. So, we have come to accept, that we consumers alone must educate our communities about cannabis.

Long before ANY prescription drugs were to be found in ANY medicine cabinet, cannabis had already been used for thousands of years in both religious and medical context. And yes, cannabis was a staple of American medicine cabinets until racism and ignorance allowed for its prohibition (Marihuana Tax Act of 1937). Unfortunately, members of this council have been recorded publicly speaking dismissively about cannabis as a medicine, and therefore denying its long-accepted history of medical use. This indicates a fundamental misunderstanding of cannabis and its related use through all recorded history.

 

When we hear, our elected officials speak, and they are misinformed on an issue it negatively effects our confidence in, and the credibility of, said politician on that issue.

Cannabis and its increased use was largely responsible for the peace and love sentiments of the 60s generation, and the resulting increase of human rights awareness of that era. What is it about peace, love, and getting along, that makes some people so reactionary?

 

US Government studies confirm that cannabis use promotes the feelings of peace and love, and encourages social harmony and understanding. We know that some politicians would rather have a less informed, vulnerable, divided, and less educated populace, to get more votes and mislead people towards their harmful policies of greed and deceit designed to serve the few over the many. Those that represent such views should be forced to concede that ignorant and or racist attitudes and ideas from either our current culture or our immoral prohibition era are harmful to the physical, economic, social, mental, and spiritual health of our large and dynamic multicultural community.
I humbly request…

on behalf of so many medical, spiritual, and otherwise oriented legal cannabis consumers, and the numerous organizations and entrepreneurial groups and individuals that wish to responsibly participate in the new cannabis market, to provide much needed services and products to adults in this city… please respect the will of voters and stop hurting our community.

Statements made by several councilors, relaying the concerns of a few local business owners or residents, saying that citizens need protection from this industry and it’s consumers, are not based in fact, but fear. Media and government lies have informed such persons and unfortunately, infected them with a dogma of oppression.

 

Alcohol! I say again, Alcohol is universally recognized as much more dangerous than cannabis, despite the conflicting and tired lies of Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump and many others. This is not opinion. The dangerousness of alcohol over cannabis is a fact! Yet, this council continues to support the exponentially more dangerous, and unsafe alcohol industry, over the, comparatively minuscule, relatively harmless, local Cannabis industry, at its infancy.

 

Alcohol is responsible for how many untold sexual assaults in this city?

How many miserable drunk driving deaths? How much domestic violence? How much is alcohol responsible for costly law enforcement services, and the cost to our tax base? our quality of life and safety? Where is the concern from this council regarding the staggering numbers of alcohol related crimes, assaults, and deaths on our roads, businesses, and homes? Why has this council not applied strict buffer rules to such establishments given the overwhelming evidence that such places are a serious public health concern. It’s not uncommon to see all types of these businesses located in close proximity of each other, here in Boston.
If this council continues to behave in such a hypocritical and irrationally hostile way towards this young legal industry, it will insure that the illicit market in Boston for cannabis, stays illicit, and minors will continue to have easy access to stronger and stronger cannabis products.

 

We residents and professionals refuse to participate in another morally corrupt system of oppression. The law was changed to fix these problems and the city of Boston has already seen fit to negate the will of the voters on this issue due to what appears to be simple ignorance and or bias regarding cannabis and its consumers.
Unacceptable.
It does not matter how many business owners and residents complain about the imagined and fantastic dangers of dry cleaning stores, nail shops, liquor stores, or Chinese food restaurants. City government would be under no obligation to entertain such personally biased concerns to the point of restrictions (especially unprecedented ones!) on said industries. Such concerns are individual biases and do not merit official attention, because these concerns are a result of subjective individual experience and are not based in facts. Personal biases are subject to racism and other extremely poor reasons to modify policy.

 

It is not enough for expressed personal concern and worry over the local cannabis industry, to be the only criteria needed for effecting policy, and imposing restrictions.

We must be fair, honest, and deal in facts, all the time respecting consumers and industry leaders. Hostile, kneejerk, or emotional reactions by misinformed politicians and residents based on the endless lies of immoral actors, the greedy and the dishonest, will continue to preserve the unhealthiest and least safe aspects of the emerging cannabis culture and market in Boston.

 

There is no evidence that this 2500 ft. or any other buffer is an effective measure for creating equality in the new industry. There is no evidence that this or any other buffer, will increase safety or the welfare of anyone. There is no evidence that this or any other buffer, is good for Boston’s cannabis industry or residents. There is no evidence that this or any other buffer, will be at all effective at doing anything but decreasing legal access and supporting crime, through the increased under-age use of marijuana.
I humbly request that this council reverse the discriminatory and unprecedented 2500ft buffer rule applied to cannabis establishments in Boston, and allow the Cannabis Commission to do its job. This was an attack on a new industry and directly conflicts with the will of the voters. The support to apply this buffer rule would have never existed after the creation of a legal local industry.

 

This council’s premature adoption of the text amendment to restrict all cannabis establishments that are not already prohibited due to the 1000 ft. buffer already in place, to roughly one half-mile apart and away from any other cannabis related establishment, before the community had a chance to weigh in, stinks of bias, and in appearance is no different than corruption, because it clearly favors anti-cannabis proponents, and the new legal cannabis community had no opportunity to be heard.

 

We want a clean industry and do not want to repeat the historic corruption and lasting economic pain of our alcohol licensing process.
Thank you.

Chief

of Mass Bay Cannabis and BostonCannabis.Info

 

Patient, Caregiver, Consultant, Religious Cannabis Consumer and Advocate