Cannabis is for the people! By the people I mean, entrepreneurs, individuals, mom and pop cultivation sites, and larger companies. The entire industry is about inclusion. So long as those included do not seek control or power over people, they can stay.
We cannabis enthusiasts want a better world and the companies we support will seek the things we want. Because we are in solidarity! Yet, we acknowledge our differences with a smile.
It’s like the old Bob Marley song, “One Love, one heart!” A song a marijuana smoker such as myself understands as we are all united in love and spirit. This concept celebrates our differences while recognizing we are the same. Oneness.
The marijuana industry of today is still about oneness. Not the oppressive type of oneness where individual rights succumb to the needs of the whole. No marijuana lover could ever give up rights after the battle for legalization. Besides we are all united because of this battle. We’ve fought long and hard for our cannabis now we intend to enjoy it the way we want.
That means if we like organic we buy organic. If we prefer indica to sativa then that’s what we get. If a company isn’t valuing humanity or mother earth then we choose another.
The point is differences are welcome in cannabis because they allow us to choose the best option for us. With many variants there is a sort of safekeeping for the cannabis enthusiast that the needs of the many will be attended.
Can massive corporations keep our best interests at heart? It doesn’t matter if they can. As long as we have a better option. That’s why we participate in any way we feel is right. We want to keep the progress moving forward. We want the people to be in charge of the cannabis industry. It is rightfully theirs.
Big corporations may come in a flex their muscles but we have strength in solidarity.
Besides why should cannabis belong to a few select companies? The people cannot let what happened to other industries happen to cannabis. This past decade modern companies in the agricultural industry chose to ignore the needs of the people. More than 10,000 farmers died as a result.
A more recent example occurred last week in Texas, USA with an electric company and its customers. A winter storm took out many of the residential and commercial electric grid. The storm was so severe many people were without power for several days. But the lucky few who had power were charged exorbitant amounts for the little electricity they used. One household whose power was not affected was charged more than 10,000 for a few days of electricity during the storm.
The electric company went one step further and used saved payment information to collect against these exorbitant bills by withdrawing funds. People were left in the wake of the storm with overdrawn bank accounts and maxed credit cards. More than 20,000 residents of the state of Texas were affected by the electric company’s inflationary practices during the period. A clear example of company interests coming ahead of the needs of the people.
We cannot let this happen in the cannabis industry. We must stay not let companies put their interests ahead of the people. We’ve fought too long and hard to give up rights. It is our responsibility to build a better world through cannabis.
The entire cannabis industry represents the spirit of the people to move beyond the past into a new age of personal freedom and success. Marijuana will always be for the people.
For a while, at least until I was sixteen, I believed Bob Marley was the originator of the concept of one love. It wasn’t until I had a few joints and read a few Buddist meditation books did I figure out the concept has been around for much longer than my Bob Marley album.