Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What Creates an Activist?

Today During The Mernahuana Show, Matt and I were discussing upcoming events in the Toronto pot community. Lots of focus on the TY Expo, which is in less than two weeks, and a sudden potential opportunity will allow me to be involved in the expo’s huge vapor lounge. Matt says people have been wondering why I am on the show, and I explained that I am creative. When I do get to decorate the lounge, I will be accomplishing a dream of mine: a weedy visual display. This is similar, but on a much larger scale. The Stash Box Barbie was another creative dream I accomplished by working every couple days on the costume for months. Even if others didn’t understand the concept, it is visual awareness in the most memorable form, a well executed homemade costume of a childhood classic. My dream is to be a creative activist, because it makes me happy.

Having fun and getting stoned is what we're all about! 
From this exact moment, in my province of Ontario, there is 
46 days, 13 hours, 1 minute, 12 seconds before 
marijuana is to become legal.  
What creates an activist? Within our community, being at the right place at the right time goes a long way. Meriam Webster’s dictionary describes Activism as a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue. By opening my heart to doing as much as I could to learn more about cannabis, interesting changes started happening. It wasn’t until I read Emperor Wears No Clothes that I became so frustrated with how everything seems to be moving backwards. Criminals out of people involved in the healthiest and best resource on earth which is only harmful because of it's prohibition? As if. Matt Mernagh, my fellow productive pothead is changing history for us, and with the show, my Stash Box Barbie costume and rally participation, plus recently starting work at Clandestiny and Hot Box CafĂ©, I feel impressed with accomplished dreams. 

I am not a grower, a medible baker, or even licensed. As of yet, Until then, I am just a female stoner who has been chronic for a little over two years, and everyday I learn something amazing about cannabis, and something else which disgusts me about the drug war. How can you not support the truth?

As I grow like a planted seed, I will find my place within the cannabis community, because productive potheads make a difference!

Always look to the bright side of the sun, 

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