Aug 19, 2012
commented on Hempfest Is Happening Right Now—but They're Not Trying to Legalize Pot
Honestly I don't blame Vivian McPeak for keeping Hempfest neutral. It's disappointing to me yes, but if I was running a festival for twenty one years and had volunteers coming up to me saying they wont help if Hempfest supports or opposes, it would make me think twice. Especially if they had been volunteers for 21 years. The volunteers at Hempfest take a great amount of pride in what Hempfest is able to accomplish every year.
I give him more props since he is on the No I-502 side but he started this festival with no hate theme and one that recognizes that we all need to come together especially if we need to talk about our differences. I give McPeak a lot of props for pulling Hempfest off. I imagine it consumes a tremendous amount of his time through out the year. If you have been watching all the infighting then you know it must not have been very easy for him to navigate through all the worked up anxiously nervous cannabis consumers this year.
Make a donation if you can, pick up the trash you bring in, this is all Vivian McPeak asks of us. Maybe we're asking too much from him?
Aug 19, 2012
commented on Anti-Pot-Initiative Campaign Implodes on First Day (UPDATED! HAHAHAHAHA!)
@31 I think your last paragraph is spot on. @28 The only reason why cannabis is called marijuana in the US is because of racism. The word marijuana was used to demonize Mexican immigrants while demonizing a plant. Arrest records prove that marijuana arrests target the poor and or minorities overwhelmingly. Just because you may feel safe doesn't mean you are.
And for everyone else worried about a DUI I tend to agree with @25 but make sure you follow some simple rules.
1. Never! Never! Never smoke in your car!!
2. Keep everything pot related in the trunk or a sealed airtight container.
3. Don't consume cannabis before driving.
If you get pulled over.
4. Don't give consent. If they ask for dope hand it over but do not admit to using it, only say that you are being compliant with police authority, you admit to nothing and then shut up, don't say anything, get a lawyer. Don't curse them out what ever you do!
Aug 10, 2012
updated the link to his or her website.
Aug 10, 2012
commented on Medical Marijuana Industry Keeps Up Bullshit Arguments to Oppose Legalization
I would like to bring up the racial component to marijuana laws. The ONLY reason why cannabis is called marijuana in the US is because of RACISM. The word marijuana was used to demonize Mexican immigrants while demonizing a plant. The rhetoric of Yellow Journalism and Harry J. Anslinger demonized a culture while demonizing a plant that never killed anyone. Please read The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and encourage your community leaders to do the same.