Today, I Got Called A Nigger In A Facebook Cannabis Group.

Nope, that’s not a typo. And I decided not to censor the word. Blogees, let’s talk about it.
As many of you may know, Facebook is a platform for many discussions and debates. The same goes for cannabis groups, and yes things do get heated. (Lol you would think shit would be calm but nah.) Names get tossed around but from what I have experienced, it is mostly pretty respectful. Until today.

A white guy commented that people who use Blunts and Backwoods are either tools or can’t afford wraps. Calling him an overly sensitive dickhead didn’t strike me as reason to respond with, “Hey, at least I’m not a nigger.” But a racist white peron feels that’s the go-to word, because even if you’re a jobless meth addict who stole from family (I got researched resources lol), still sees themself as superior simply due to race. 

Yes, he’s been reported and all the necessary steps were taken. Funny, I didn’t feel offended at the word. I was offended that he thought he even had a right to offend me, after offending an entire group of people simply because they use blunts or backwoods. Aaaaaand in some places, wraps are way cheaper than both. 

Now he isn’t a threat to me, but his mentality is. Yesterday the Chicago Sun-Times reported that from January 2017 to April 2018, only 94 people were arrested for petty cannabis possession in Chicago. Great? 

76 of those people were African American. 

That’s. Called. Racism.

And with that criminal disparity being present in so many industries, the appeal and progression of cannabis will not overcome the same disproportions. Meaning, loving weed isn’t going to make people love you.

THAT is why I advocate so much for people of color. Because I need to. When freedom of speech becomes freedom of hate, the opportunities presented to the majority remain very limited to the communities that are owed a grand place in cannabis.

I won’t soapbox you today. No preaching about getting out to vote or joining an activist group. I just wanted to make you aware. 

The reality is, he may end up employed at your local dispensary one day, possibly serving people of color.  So cannabis legalizes state to state, there is an even more important battle to be fought. 

EQUAL legalization, and EQUAL reformation. 

Peace and much, much love.

Btw, his name is Coleman Vetter of Nineveh, IN. In case you were wondering šŸ™ƒ

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