Dude, Scotty, Guru, and Team,

Love the show. It makes a long commute informational, and hilarious. Please keep up the good work.
The Water Boy first began growing in the late 70’s. I haven’t grown every single year, but most. All sun grown.
Sadly, I am living in the geographic epicenter of Prohibition Land. Circumstances dictate that I stay in
this area, or I would be there in Colorado hanging with y’all. On a positive note, I’m retiring now and moving onto my 30-acre property in a neighboring state. Wish I could find some authentic Durban landrace seeds!

My comment relates to how we can improve the debate and dialogue here in PL, and eventually give us some hope that Rec. will possibly be legal here within my lifetime. While the momentum is beginning to swing our way a bit, this will still be a hard hill to climb. Anyone with a voice, radio, TV, podcast, or other outreach can help.

One thing that has an important impact is the communication piece. The more we get the friendly (and medicinal) attributes of cannabis into the discussion, the more comfortable voters will eventually be. Today, there are still too many people that are far too closed, but an ongoing friendly dialogue will eventually lead to
greater comfort and tolerance.  But the way messages are delivered, the content of those message, and even the vernacular do matter.

The discussion has to be rational and ongoing; almost as if it were a background. And let me say that I
love what breeders have done in the U.S. since the 70’s; it has provided an almost unlimited spectrum of
strains, regardless of what you are looking for. But using strain names like “Scrambled Lobotomy”,
“Crack Addiction”, or “Candy Yum-Yums” isn’t helping matters (all made-up but you know what I mean).
There are around 170,000 words (in the English language alone) so I’m sure better names are out there.

Also, to eat this elephant one bite at a time, we try to avoid mentioning Psilocybin, DMT, and Ayahuasca
in the context of otherwise beneficial discussions of cannabis. We try to focus on the cannabis. Oh…, and the
term cannabis itself is more palatable in PL that “Weed”, “Pot”, or “Marijuana”. Go figure, but true.
Believe me, I see this every day.  Words are powerful.

Thanks again for what you do and keep up the great work! I’m always
happy about how may people I run into every week that listen.


The Water Boy