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For those of us who had frequently indulged in consuming marijuana at some point in our pasts, hearing the term ‘cannabis equity’ could have a variety of meanings. Perhaps we indulged in pot-smoking when we were younger; before growing up and realizing that the television ad with the frying pan and egg warning us “This is your brain on drugs” was spot-on. If you fall into this category, ‘cannabis equity’ could have multiple connotations.
For some of us, ‘cannabis equity’ may have meant skipping someone’s turn as you passed around a joint, remembering that he held onto it just a little too long during the last rotation. For others, the term ‘cannabis equity’ could’ve meant fair pricing and product quality from various suppliers, which always seemed to be problematic. And ‘cannabis equity’ – or ‘inequity’ as may be the case – may conjure memories of the peculiarly irregular effects it had on us. After a few bong hits, some friends seemed to get giddy, others became goofy and paranoid, while still others simply became tired and fell asleep.
But in 2021 America, we’re seeing a predictable alliance unfold between wokeness and cannabis, and an equally predictable incoherent message surrounding this newfangled term as a result. The partnership is predictable because, like the woke, stoned people tend to struggle with reality (“My hamster is telepathic, bro”), and memory (“Hey man, where did you put the potato chips”), and of course reason (“Bernie Sanders can turn this country around dude; totally”). So let’s examine a few of the more disjointed (pun intended) ideas swirling around so-called ‘cannabis equity.’
Unsurprisingly, the State of California seems to have the most fragmented concept of what ‘cannabis equity’ means. In 2018, the oxymoronically named California Bureau of Cannabis Control was given marching orders via the California Cannabis Equity Act . The primary goal of the new law was to “focus on the inclusion and support of individuals in California’s legal cannabis marketplace who are from communities negatively or disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization.” In other words, their objective was to ensure new businesses sprouting up within the legalized-pot […]
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Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
We don’t get Google checks. We don’t have Facebook or Twitter buttons on our stories. We don’t have a YouTube Channel (banned), an Instagram profile (never made one), or a TikTok (no thanks, CCP). We’re not perfect, but we’re doing everything we can to not owe anything to anyone… other than our readers. We owe YOU the truth. We owe YOU the facts that others won’t reveal about topics that others won’t tackle. And we owe America, this great land that allows us to take hold of these opportunities.
Like I said, I don’t hold other conservative sites under too much scrutiny over their choices. It’s easy for people to point fingers when we’re not the ones paying their bills or supporting their families. I just wish there were more who would make the bold move. Today, only a handful of other major conservative news outlets have broken free from the Big Tech teat. Of course, we need help.
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