From The High Chief: Why CannabisAmp? – The Cannabis Industry Amplifier
CannabisAmp was conceived out of a three-year fight for survival and respect. Like any lifecycle, there’s a time for growth and an opportunity to thrive, and for CannabisAmp, that time is now. There’s a rising groundswell in the country behind cannabis, and its lifecycle is just getting started.
The country has that feeling, like something big is about to happen. And the evidence is overwhelming that the majority of US citizens want access to legal, medical cannabis in their home state.
Throughout each month, our CannabisAmp blog will touch on almost every possible topic, but we are going to take the fight to a handful of different industries that seek to cause mayhem for cannabis businesses, users, and the plant itself. Plus, all those other topics that cannabis seems to get lumped in with or forced to wear a black eye for. America knows for a fact that we have been lied to. That’s never worked out well for the side spinning it to us.
Our prisons are packed with too many people charged with nonviolent cannabis crimes. If there’s someone rotting away in prison for a few arrests way back when, and all they are related to is cannabis, we want to know who they are. If it all looks good, we’ll recommend them for a presidential pardon.
Alcohol wreaks havoc on our streets and highways minute after minute, yet the majority of people convicted of DUIs aren’t spending years upon years in prison. Meth and other synthetic drugs are glorified on TV shows, and many are sold right at the local corner store with fancy packaging.
Tobacco has had the red carpet rolled out for it, the best advertising in America, hands down! The undisputed gateway drug is tobacco, and a change in the age limit to purchase tobacco would be celebrated nationwide. We can’t make America great again when our teenagers are smoking a pack a day.
However, none of those topics twist the knife as slowly and as deeply as opioids do with me. I’m one of the lucky ones–I was prescribed Percocet after surgery on a broken hand as a 16-year-old kid. I spent two decades fighting addiction to opioids, and I’ve been clean for over three years.
Like I said, I was lucky. Last month, I lost yet another dear personal friend to an overdose back home in Massachusetts. That makes it four of my closest friends that have all lost their lives to an opioid overdose in the past seven years.
How many more senseless deaths are going to happen before something actually gets done? It’s decimated a few generations back-to-back, and it’s going to be even worse for the next one. It has to be confronted by someone who has been on the ropes for years with it, who has managed to make it back to the center of the ring, and who is now dictating the fight.
President Trump, the time has come for our sit down. We are the ones dictating the fight now, and we are right outside your door waiting on you to open up…Knock, knock, ding dong.