I understand “Cannabis” as representative of the larger subject and discussion our visitors and fellow citizens are having on the subject. My intention behind the combination with the term “animus” represents my own motivations and straight forward angst over how our Federal government has treated my fellow Americans since long before my generation really put the Federal Government’s silly propaganda to the test.
1) hostility, or ill feeling
2) motivation to do something
While you and I can clearly see the attempts at distortion and 'misinformation' for over 80 years, the Federal Government including both bi-party system leaders continue with their close to century old lies and obfuscations surrounding “marijuana” including their donors’ demands to protect their industries. But, 2019 developments are encouraging at least. We'll certainly see the fiasco unfold further in 2020 as the "animal spirits" and "institutions" try to capture advantage over markets that will boggle minds in the near future.
It’s also now clear that the last two U.S. Presidents have publicly acknowledged State-licensed Medical Cannabis Patient Rights and States’ Rights in general when it comes to the criminalization of Cannabis use, personal cultivation, or even research on the medical benefits of Cannabis products. It clearly shows us how ineffective a President can be – all talk and no action. Or, what has become a mere talking head for a relative few power brokers. There's only so much a President can try to do.... until.
Undeterred, I channel my animus as constructively as I possibly can, and I’m betting on the side of us Americans. Call me crazy, but I’m voting with my pen. I believe our pens (and voices better) harness the potential of being proven even more effective than President Obama’s pen ever was… I wonder if he still has that pen? He's now moved on to Netflix productions.