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…
Increasing cannabis legality and social acceptance, that is soon followed with radical changes in culture.
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.
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.
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.?
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.
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.
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.
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
Sen Jason M Lewis Fifth Middlesex 617-722-1206
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?
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.
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.