What is Cannabis Animus?
Why the "name" Cannabis Animus?
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 straightforward angst over how our Federal government has treated my fellow Americans since long before my generation really put the Federal Government’s silly propaganda plays 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' over the last 80 years, our U.S. Federal Government representatives and bureaucratic leaders continue their close to century-old lies and obfuscations surrounding “marijuana” and their donors’ demands to protect their industries. 2021 developments are pretty much more of the same - encouraging at least. We'll certainly see the fiasco unfold further this year as "animal spirits" and "institutions" seek to capture an advantage in emerging Cannabis markets.
It’s also now clear that the last three U.S. Presidents have publicly acknowledged individual States Rights, State-licensed Medical Cannabis Patient Rights, and States’ Rights in general when it comes to Federal laws and criminalization of Cannabis use, cultivation, or even research on the medical benefits of Cannabis products. It clearly shows us how ineffective a President can be when they want to be.
Undeterred, I channel my personal animus as constructively as I possibly can. And you know what, I’m betting on the side of us Americans... and entrepreneurs. Call me crazy, but I’m still voting with my pen. Giving up on principles is not in my DNA.
I believe our pens (and Minds) harness the potential for positive change. Entrepreneurs, especially American ones, are powerful optimists and have proven to be the greatest agents for change in the history of man's willfulness and potential.
What is Cannabis Animus All About?
It’s about the elephant in the room. I’m joining in a collective effort with many of my fellow Americans to disrobe the current ‘emperors’ and their political puppets. I’m all-in, and I want to contribute and help in some way to build the larger case for our future health and wellbeing.
I believe that the majority of Americans want to replace our pay-for-play politicians with more informed and compassionate political leaders – men and women of conscience as opposed to career politicians. We’ve seen this most fortunate and critical momentum building for some time now.
And we also seek new Justice and Law Enforcement System professionals of conscience who realize that one of the biggest ways to lower the spiraling, out-of-control medical care costs in America will and must directly involve the Cannabis industry and Cannabis science.
I’ve created Cannabis Animus as a platform for promoting the important discoveries that modern bio-science, nanotechnology, and medical research are showing us about the myriad uses of the Cannabis plant species including its powerful healing properties.
Our members represent all political parties, religions, and spiritual philosophies, atheist or agnostic. We are issue-focused and inclusive by design.
I hope Cannabis Animus draws guest bloggers, health professionals, historians, and even politicians who have grown a pair. And if I can handle the heat that is put upon me as a more ‘vocal’ caregiver and patient, I hope to elaborate on the story of Cannabis in America as a writer.