Good morning Readers,
Today I’m going to do something I rarely do and that is writing a private post. This blog was created only for informational and educational purposes to help newbies to marijuana navigate the social landscape. Unfortunately the cannabis community has turned into a bloodbath.
When I started in this a few years back I trusted everyone I met blindly, thinking; why would they hurt a patient when so many bad drug dealers, cops, or politicians are being abusive? Money. pride. ego. sexual gratification, acting in accordance with gangs, blackmail, and desire for fame; THOSE are the reasons. I learned the hard way to, as Fox Mulder on the old TV show X-files regularly said, trust no one.
So dear readers I’d like for you to picture this first scenario, using your regular neighborhood grocery store or clothes shop as your destination:
Some smiling, nice lady from a local dispensary, workshop, or fundraiser informs you of all the lovely benefits of MMJ and how much, with a small donation, they will help you get your entire pain-related social and corporate needs met. You get hooked as you or a loved one needs critical care so you join up and bring your family along for the ride.
Shortly thereafter you find out many things that break your heart about the people in the group you’ve joined, but your religion says: “Hate the sin but not the sinner.”.
So now let’s picture this second scenario:
You arrive in your new city and try to help out your community. You try to be loyal to all and showing favor to none, you head into your regular neighborhood Safeway, do your shopping, say hi to everyone, and go home to enjoy your items.
A day later you get emails, texts, or phone calls saying that you were ‘seen’ at Safeway instead of Albertson’s. That the owner of Albertsons is ‘hurt by your disloyalty’ and in turn tells everyone at his store to stay away in case you are ‘an enemy’
Your family is shunned, your friends are considered ‘not in the community’ and you are frozen out. Permanently. If you are devoted to this community as your whole life, it is heartbreaking and devastating. If you aren’t connected emotionally or socially, it is, at the very least, extremely educational.
These are critical things that need to be understood about marijuana activism:
1. The activists are human. They will make moral and ethical mistakes that might affect you negatively.
2. They may not be as educated as you think they are. This is critical because you or your kid may get sick from their lack of knowledge.
3. They do not honor their words. What starts as a ‘promise to keep MMJ affordable for the sickest patient’ is tossed out the window. If you live in a low-income neighborhood, expect to be the last priority on their lists. All good weed gets shipped to rich folks, the poor people get whatever is left. You will never get the consideration or perks the rich folks do.
4. Data mining efforts are rampant as the vendors dislike and distrust each other. As there is little to no trust in the community, the community is segmented into gangs, bankers, CEOs, farmers, lobbyists, loners, or ‘random activists’ thus someone is ALWAYS at war with someone else.
This is the dark side of marijuana which all parents and caregivers of senior citizens need to be aware:
These people will share your home address, email address, medical info, and anything else they like in an astonishing breach of ethics when feeling threatened by other people in their community, politicians, or police.
Why I left marijuana activism:
Many of you don’t know that I follow religious practices which prohibit me from ahimsa (harming people). Many people in this community know this and use that as a perfect opportunity to be abusive.
But what they don’t know is that most times the FBI, CIA, and NSA track just about every move anyone in this community makes. The police report the data to corrupt politicians, media outlets, lobbyists, lawyers, judges and lawmakers.
Those people then turn the info over the IRS, everyone waits, and then door kicks (SWAT raids) start. Activists, sometimes the good ones, sometimes the bad ones, go to jail and take their patients, family members, and anyone unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, with them.
There is little to no trust religiously, socially, or ethically among many of the activists which results in some of them burning anyone in their paths.
So people remember these things before entering activism:
Gifts of cash can change even the most trustworthy person into a snarling,back-stabbing, feral money-hoarder.
If you are at a marijuana event BE CAREFUL ABOUT SHARING YOUR INFORMATION. 99 percent of the time you are being data-mined. My only goal at the beginning of this was to find a nice farmer to marry lol :) Now I look forward to bailing entirely.
Marijuana is associated a great deal of the time with recreational use, minimizing spiritual and medical usage which makes the cops even more disrespectful to patients than they already are.
Branding and marketing turns a sacred plant into “college party time” media for the presses and truly ill people die quietly while the MMJ media folk and their lobbyists get to have huge parties, sleep with as many groupies as will promise to share whatever info they get from their johns (*ahem* I mean dispensary clients), and party like rock stars.
These people will build up enough cash to buy lawyers, lobbyists, and whatever else they like, cash out, take their rich clients with them, and move to where the rich folks congregate.
Some MMJ vendors don’t solely vend MMJ; they will vend anything from pain meds, psych meds, on up to guns and prostitutes.
WHY THE FEDS WILL HAVE TOTAL CONTROL OF ALL MARIJUANA BY 2020
1. The current community is inefficient, immoral, unethical, disloyal, impractical, and lacking in any form of cohesive religious groupings. They constantly send the message that MMJ is not genuinely sacred to God and often seek to permanently burn social bridges for their leaders. EVERYONE LOSES.
2. Data mining and stalking. Trust me people, whatever things you do are being logged by someone. Either the police, competitors, good groups like Anonymous who monitors the overly greedy types, or people who stalk or seek revenge.
2016 is an election year and as happens every election year, a group of ‘loyal politicians’ will turn on the MMJ community, incarcerate ‘a trusted leader of the community;’ and then turn around and say MMJ consumers need to be protected from themselves.
And that, my friends, is why I only advocate for spiritual marijuana or MMJ as opposed to recreational and why I advocate for spiritual use above all other issues, including “marijuana legalization”. God is more important than man’s laws..
What good is money if you are going to fuck everyone around you in order to have it?
One final thought for the MMJ folks with children: Because a LOT of people in the community have troubles with morality, ethics, and loyalty, any worker in any one of the MMJ arenas, and listen to me VERY carefully, can TURN YOU AND YOUR KIDS OVER TO CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES.
Know who you are dealing with people. Stay business-like and avoid entanglements. The person you try to help today will be the broad that knifes you right in the back (bedroom, wallet, etc.) tomorrow.
These ‘helpers’ have your personal data and can give it to the authorities to save themselves any time they like.
Choose your activism tasks very carefully people. Your kids will thank you for it later.
I ALWAYS remember the patients, especially the children, who died waiting while the adults in their lives spent their time chasing cash, ass, and flash.
It is what it is I guess. Within a month I will be elsewhere doing different things and looking back on this chapter of my life as super grateful that it is finally over.
Young activists my heart bleeds for you. Make sure you have a real family before entering activism. You will protect your kids in doing so.