Updated: Sep 24, 2018
September is a rather odd month when you think about it. Its arrival is greeted either with resounding applause by lovers of the Fall season, or by the collective moaning of students as the school bus reappears after three months of veritable summer bliss. Sometimes lost in that chaotic shuffle we find a holiday that truly deserves more focus, and perhaps more celebration. A brief examination into why we celebrate Labor Day in America should be enough to remind us of the good things that we have in this life. We begin the ninth month of the year with a celebration of labor, laborers, and industry, and hopefully we can all pause and feel grateful for the work that we get to do. At Alias Cann we believe that it is absolutely critical that those of us who are fortunate enough to occupy this ever-growing cannabis space take a moment and seriously reflect on how amazing it is that we get to work here. The verb “get” is a singular focus here. We get to do this. We get to work in an amazing field that is filled with so many gifted innovators and creative minds. We get to put our time, talent and energy into something that we truly believe in, and which fires our passion on a daily basis. Cannabis has the power and potential to dramatically change the earth, and our lives for the better, and we get to help bring about this change.
While we certainly celebrate this labor of love, we’re also aware of the fact that there are so many people who are suffering behind bars for transgressions which a majority of Americans do not even recognize as crimes. Across this nation attitudes are shifting when it comes to what cannabis actually is, and what it can do for the betterment of the human race. People who once looked at “marijuana” as a dirty word now see opportunity and potential which was once withheld from them due to plain abject ignorance which unfortunately was passed down through generations. Although attitudes may be shifting, our policies remain paralyzed; hijacked by antiquated beliefs masquerading as fact. It’s time for this to end. It’s time to educate. It’s time to enlighten. It’s time to call for an end to federal prohibition, and for amnesty to be granted to those who are suffering under the weight of severe sentences. We are dedicating the month of September to raising awareness of the plight of the prisoners of prohibition. In the coming days we will share stories, articles, videos, and petitions with the intent of fostering real change, and reform to outdated policies. Please follow us on social media, and help us spread the word by lending your voice to this worthy cause. Every “like”, every click, every petition you put your name to sends a message that it is indeed high time for justice.
We have significannt work to do this month. Let’s get going friends.
The Alias Cann Team