Saturday, June 1, 2013

Why You Should Boycott Corporate Cannabis

Corporate cannabis currently doesn't exist, but James Shively, an ex-Microsoft manager, plans on making it a reality. Recently, Shively announced that he plans on creating a brand of marijuana by first buying out marijuana dispensaries. Next, he plans on importing "high quality" marijuana from Mexico. This businesses idea was just unveiled and already Shively wants to outsource his sources for cannabis. Shively and former Mexican president, Vicente Fox, plan on pursuing both nations, the United States and Mexico, to loosen and ultimately legalize marijuana. Normally this would be a good thing, our cause for fighting for the legalization of cannabis needs as much support as possible. The only reason why Shively wants cannabis to be legalized is so he can capitalize on it. He told Retures, "It’s a giant market in search of a brand. We would be happy if we get 40 percent of it worldwide." Forty percent, eh? That's a huge number.

We know what's happening, but why is having one major brand such a big deal? Well, for starters, let's use the tobacco industry as an example. The tobacco industry is known for using radioactive fertilizers to pump out as much product as possible. Tobacco companies are also known for adding extra, highly addictive, ingredients to their products (rat poison being one of the most notable). Another problem is genetically modifying the seeds. There are a handful of corporations out there that sell genetically modified seeds and the largest of them all is Monsanto. Monsanto's seeds have been known to cause a slew of problems and recently, millions of people around the world protested against Monsanto. Monsanto's corn has also been recently proven to cause rapid tumor growth in mice. Having a company alter cannabis seeds is a contradiction in itself. The science between cannabis and cancer go hand in hand as THC has been known to rapidly kill off cancer cells. Many people have even reported curing themselves completely of cancer by injecting highly concentrated THC into the tumors, though most doctors deny such a thing exists (it's their job, you can't blame them. The federal government won't let them recommend marijuana to patients for anything.).

There is only one thing we can do. It's been proven to be effective during the segregation struggle and the bus lines in the south: boycott. We cannot let this giant corporation become a reality. Cannabis has been thrown into an underground market and that underground market has a variety of standards. I'm afraid that our standards will diminish and people will buy low quality cannabis, from Mexico, through a giant corporation. This cannabis can end up being very harmful to its users. It will most likely not be organic in the slightest. Corporations don't focus on quality, they focus on quantity. They want to eliminate their competitors, instead of embracing them. When corporations lose competition, we lose quality and our standards diminish. History has proven this time and time again.

You can start by ending this corporation before it grows too far. Shively is looking for ten million dollars for start-up costs. If you just happen to be one of those possible investors, please reconsider investing in such a terrible idea. To everyone else, spread the word! Start informing people, start informing the world and help stop this conglomerate from growing!

Source: RT
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1 comment:

  1. It's difficult to make productive comments without knowing laws of governance in place. I suspect laws will be similar to that for alcohol with percent THC on the label instead of proof. Restrictions on advertising and warning labels on packaging. Age checking before purchase and of course major taxes collected. James Shively fantasizes huge profits from being the major brand; but I think of the micro brewers; companies selling hydroponics lights and vaporizers could end up making more profit than growers. It's not easy to develop and hold on to a recognised popular brand. So lets say all goes well and he becomes the RJ Reynolds of cannabis. He may have earned a good part of that success just dealing with the many faceted down-side of the business.