History of New Year Celebrations
The earliest known New Year celebrations were in Mesopotamia and date back to 2000 BC. The early Romans used March 1 as New Year’s Day. Other cultures used the autumn equinox or the winter solstice to mark the new year. In 1582, the Gregorian calendar, which marks January 1 as the new year, is adopted by the Roman Catholic Church.
New Year – 2018
Some people like to start the New Year with resolutions, sometimes they are spur of the moment as the countdown begins, other times people take the time to plan the new approach. I use to like playing the game, but as of recent, the realities of life have me focused on larger things than myself. In this chapter of life, outside of my family commitments, my focus requires more than a single person’s will. With that said, I would say my resolution this year would be to motivate others with the same mindset to advocate for the end of cannabis prohibition. Nothing small right? Nothing like wishing for world peace, haha.
When people say you can’t do something, I can only help but think why? Is there something I’m not aware of or is there something deeper. The reason I love technology is simple, anything is possible as long as you don’t break the fundamental laws of science. With an imagination and the needed knowledge, technological advancements are endless. The next time someone tells you something isn’t possible, take the time to understand why they are saying it. Don’t let a single individual be what stops you from achieving your goals.
So called Experts
In 2018, people who claim to know everything about marijuana are sorely mistaken. There is so much unknown about these plants for someone to make such a grandiose claim. Prohibition destroyed everything we thought we knew about cannabis. The skill and knowledge that may have existed before the 1930s was not handed down to the future generations. The fear mongering and wrongful demonization of a plant caused the true experts to find new means in which to live. We have barely started to recreate and understand how this plant can be used medically and/or recreationally. I believe only through professional scientific studies, leveraging new technology, and removing the false stigmas associated to cannabis can we truly understand this plant.
We need more professionals to step up without the fear of repercussions to finally legitimize cannabis and push the industry and maximize its potential.
CNN Reporter Stops Short of Smoking on Camera
This New Year, I was excited to see a CNN correspondent joined a group on a CannnaBus trip through Denver. At one point, the reporter was seen with a lit joint in her hand and all I wanted to do was jump up and smile. Too bad she didn’t consume what actually looked like a rose blunt. It’s obvious, she didn’t understand what was passed to her.
This was the first time that I know of a reporter bringing cannabis into the mainstream live on national coverage. The times are truly changing in front of our very own eyes.
History in the Making
We are witnessing history in the making. Just think, in the near future the next generation is potentially not going to know the hardships of buy a good bag of green from a friend of a friend or having to wait until your dealer is around. All they will have to do is walk down the street to the local store and pick from a large selection of flowers, concentrates, topicals, edibles etc. While it’s humorous to be nostalgic of my childhood, I’m glad to see as a society we are correcting the failed practices of yesteryear. I’m happy to know that at this rate, my children will not have to worry about getting into trouble like I and many others had to growing up.
Living in Connecticut, how many people can say they have legally purchased recreational cannabis? Hopefully soon, if the state leaders opens their eyes we won’t have to have your first experience outside of the Nutmeg State.