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Cannabis Injustice System

Cannabis Injustice System

The past couple of weeks have been a time of turmoil in our nation. Finally, enough people have gotten fed up with the system to make their voices heard. Watching the People stand up for freedom and justice is invigorating. This is how change happens.

Since the 1970s, with the Nixon prohibition of cannabis and the ensuing drug war that Reagan further energized, the rules have been disproportionately enforced, to the detriment of black people around the nation. It has led to mass incarceration, far above the levels of other industrialized nations. It has led to worsening poverty among blacks, and permanently limiting the lives of so many people. The United States is number one in the world for incarceration rates, followed closely by Russia. If you add the incarceration rate of US and Russia together, it is more than the next 5 countries combined. Why is the United States, the “Land of the Free” also the land of the greatest number of citizens in prison? Why is the United States on par with Russia, a country known for blatant basic human rights violations?

I’ve really struggled with how to engage on this topic, not only as a cannabis business owner, but most significantly, as a white man. What could I possibly say to make things better, or to show support in a way that doesn’t seem inauthentic? I decided that the best thing I can do is just to speak from the heart, and to express support for change. We simply must fix our broken justice system.

The following slides are from New Frontier Data, which is a company that does quite a bit of Cannabis research. I’m not going to comment on each slide. I’m just going to let them speak for themselves. The only difference between the plants in our greenhouse Poplar Creek and marijuana is the THC content. Our plants are bred and selected to produce very low (less than .3%) levels of THC. In fact, there have been some high-profile arrests around the country with legitimate business owners and customer being arrested for CBD flower because it was mistaken by police to be marijuana. People going to jail because of a plant is crazy to me, but the fact that it is so disproportionately applied to people of color is simply inexcusable. The slides below tell a tale of injustice, hatred, and discrimination.

America, we have to do better. #BlackLivesMatter

-Grayson


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