LA Must Light The Way

LA has everything to gain from marijuana.

The LA Lakers should allow marijuana. Because it is legal in California. The team has nothing to lose. Adam Silver can’t make them any worse. Therefore the Lakers must roll the dice. Without the gamble, they will remain a lottery team.

The Lakers currently suck. However, they know what they are doing. Tanking is a silent protest. The time is now for the Lakers to speak up. Compliance doesn’t create progress. But allowing MMJ consumption does.

Weed is medicinal. Everyone knows that it is safer than opiates. But NBA teams aren’t allowing it. The teams indirectly protest this outdated ruling. Many teams spontaneously bench stars. For example Cleveland VS the Clippers. This form of rebellion is petty and unhelpful. But it is somewhat vocal.

Rebelling the right way.

Superstar NBA players have a voice. Teams can utilize the voice various ways. Petty protests are a common option. Although they work the protests aren’t progressive. Because they don’t evolve the sport enough. MMJ would accomplish this task. First, off the Lakers sit under a global microscope. This level of exposure is unique. The NBA can utilize it to outrace other sports. The trick is it requires MMJ. Luckily it isn’t hard to find in America.

The NBA MMJ campaign

28 states and DC have legalized MMJ. Many states allow raw plant consumption. LA is the most famous one. Plus the Lakers are a few years from greatness. So it’s time to spearhead the campaign.

Marijuana will expedite the rebuilding process. Secondly, it will solidify the process. Other teams allow marijuana tolerance. Many of them are successful. The Lakers need access to the right blueprint. The blueprint must include pot.

A hands-on approach

The Oregon Football program tolerates pot. In fact, the school handles it in the house. The Lakers should do the same. Jeanie Buss can do whatever she wants. The league will penalize her team. Then again the league often penalizes greatness.

Mimicking greatness is a good idea. The most successful people are trailblazers. Not to mention innovators and go-getters. The Lakers possess this mentality. Because it is part of west coast culture.

The West Coast sets the trends.

Everyone wants to be from the West Coast. The area creates everything and sets all the trends. The Lakers are capable of doing the same. All it needs are stars. Moths follow the light. Marijuana is equally attractive.

Peaceful consumption.

NBA players smoke a lot of pot. For clarification, not every player does. However, there are many that do. For example Mitch McGary. The statistics are staggering. Secondly, they are beneficial. The Lakers can provide a safe haven.

Marijuana users want freedom. Wiz Khalifa explains the desire perfectly. Of course, music only goes so far. The Lakers must practice higher tolerance. it will ultimately allow them to win multiple titles. More specifically MMJ is the key to their redemption.

MMJ saves lives. For example people with mental health issues. In my opinion, everyone needs weed. The Lakers are no exception. On the other hand, LA must win another title. In conclusion, MMJ will progress league rules, and attract top free agents.

War On Consumption, Not Culture

War becomes normal and overshadows everything. 

War instantly becomes the most important thing. It is the business that murders people in the name of profit. But because it is patriotic it is legal. Jeff Sessions wants to increase the war on drugs. The war sounds terrifying. Truthfully it isn’t that bad.

Kids hold on to your Huf socks. In fact, keep all your themed clothes. Not to mention music. The war on drugs hurts the plant. But it doesn’t affect the culture. For example look at pre-recreational marijuana legalization Colorado.

Without the media, the average civilian is in the dark. The outlets wield widespread influence. Media companies play a large role in the war. Because they help dictate the narrative. Often time the narrative is negative. Not to mention missing key elements of the story.

The media isn’t part of a conspiracy. However, they don’t tell the whole cannabis story. It is the media’s job, to tell the truth. Many outlets have portrayed the end. They are helping fuel paranoia. Unfortunately, they ignore the lifestyle industry.

Critics label pot a drug. However, they’re ignoring the bigger picture. The 100% legal industry is huge. An assortment of products exist. The products range from t-shirts to albums. The potential drug war won’t affect them.

Ultimately symbolism is the heart of culture. 

Every culture has unique symbolism. The cannabis plant doesn’t symbolize getting high. It symbolizes peace. On the other hand, prohibition symbolizes oppression. The war will oppress some individuals. Lastly, it won’t kill the culture.

People have consumed marijuana for a long time. Prohibition won’t end consumption. The government will shut down legal businesses. But the black market will remain alive. The point is you can reinforce prohibition. However, you can’t prevent the consumption of the plant. Therefore you can’t eliminate the culture.

The media’s role in the war on cannabis 

Many countries are currently growing hemp. America is barely participating. The sober plant is a victim of neglect. Cannabis has so many amazing benefits. But no one is noticing them. Instead, war is the main topic. This proves how influential politicians can be.

William Randolph Hearst influenced the media. His paper empire lied about marijuana. Secondly, it gave him a spotlight. People compare Donald J Trump to Hearst. They have many similarities. On the other hand, so does Hearst and Sessions.

Jeff Sessions is the man of the year. The media has showered him in attention. His proposed war is a popular story. Most websites are discussing it. For example Fox News and High Times.

Just say no. No matter what you do don’t do drugs. That includes the dangerous and addictive marijuana plant. The initial sentence is a real famous quote. Everything else just provides a bigger picture. Instead of hyper-focusing on one small element.

The news discusses events. Many stations focus on the Trump administration. This approach is strategic. It is also shocking. The current year is 2017. Humans should know better. Going forward humans shouldn’t only focus on the war. Because the 100% legal industries will keep the culture alive.

Big Cannabis Needs To Buy Candidates

 For Sale

Politicians are for sale. In fact, they are very affordable. Dark money has funded their groups for years. Now the cannabis industry must do the same. Furthermore,  it must do it now. It’s time to buy change.

Local cannabis laws aren’t permeant. But that doesn’t justify funding initiatives. On the other hand, it does justify buying influence. Also known as local politicians. They want money and we want results. Now cannabis companies need to provide funding.

Voting is irrelevant. Therefore companies must step in. For clarification legal companies. Such as High Times and RAW. Not to mention the various legal dispensaries.

Unions are powerful. Because of their potential influence. The Legal Cannabis industry can behave like a union. Now it’s time to execute. Everyone must contribute money. But the money can’t go to initiatives. It must go to campaigns.

Betsy Devos bought her way into the White House. Even so, it created a blueprint. Cannabis candidates must do the same thing. Fighting fire with fire is the only solution. Her politicians are expensive. However, they accepted the money.

 Time to finance campaigns 

The legal cannabis industry is worth billions. In fact, the amount increases every single year. Therefore a financial war chest exists. At the same time, the chest isn’t full. Because legalization is a state issue. Instead of a national issue.

Big oil, Big Tobacco, and Big Pharmaceutical control the country. In other words, they influence the government. Presently Big Cannabis does the opposite. Strangely enough, they don’t plan on stopping. For the most part, they refuse to change.

Cannabis candidates run for office. However, voters ignore them. Of course, some exceptions exist. But they aren’t very common. The solution is dark money. It’s the best way to buy change.

The Koch Brothers, Soros, and many others use dark money. Dark money is currently 100% legal. Plus It works for many people that use it. So the cannabis industry should join in. If you can’t beat them join them.

Evidently many people hate cannabis. A legal anonymous approach eliminates the stigma. Giving the legal industry a fair opportunity. On the other hand making it more appealing, Politicians love dark money. In the same way, stoners love candy.

Everyone has a preference. Many people are against Dark Money. Because they deem it unethical. The legal cannabis industry doesn’t need dark money. But it does need to finance campaigns. Money is the only way to achieve this goal. It’s important to determine the method of funding.

Who will fund it and who will join? 

The million dollar question is how will cannabis fund the future. Multiple options exist on the table. The industry must pick one. War is an expensive investment. It’s time to stop financially attacking prohibition. Instead, we must begin legally buying politicians.

We want fair cannabis laws. In fact, we want legalization and reasonable regulation. Furthermore, we want our politicians to execute this changes. In exchange for campaign financing. Because this will ultimately make the world a better place.