It was just 6 weeks ago that I took the podium at the neighborhood hall meeting & addressed the men & women of the neighborhood council.
- I have constantly had a fear of public speaking, so it was a really pressing moment for me.
It was the first time in our life that I felt so romanticly about something that I was compelled to step into the spotlight to address it. There were 7 people on the neighborhood council, another many hundred people seeing on, & the local television station was there shooting some footage. The subject of cannabis legalization was incredibly hot in our town, & I felt that it was our duty to make a difference. I spoke to the council about how for myself and others & a lot of people I have met, cannabis isn’t about getting stoned. Cannabis is medicine, & has provided time & time again that there are significant health benefits for sick people.I did not stop there, & next I took our pro-cannabis campaign to the local media. The newspaper let myself and others write an op-ed piece about medical marijuana, & I made a tour of various local television & boombox stations. People constantly talk about “raising awareness” so I wanted to raise awareness of how beneficial medical cannabis is to so various people. I had no money to spend, all I could do is run our mouth, which is what they call a “grassroots” campaign. I thought it was funny that I used grassroots to help push for cannabis legalization, the best kind of “grass.”