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So this is a bit of a rant… My government has been letting me down lately and I’m a bit fired up today.

Sorry 🙂

Scroll down to the bottom for the summary if you want, otherwise enjoy the rant!

-Soup

*Climbs up on soapbox*

 

Believe it or not, your government is supposed to be WORKING FOR YOU!

When you vote for someone to represent you, you are participating in a COLLECTIVE HIRING DECISION along with your fellow voters.

YOU AND YOUR FELLOW VOTERS ARE THEIR BOSS.  THEY WORK FOR YOU!

You are HIRING someone to represent you and to make decisions ON YOUR BEHALF to help shape YOUR community and the way it operates.

So as cannabis patients, growers, smokers, and business people, how do we ensure that those that we elect (HIRE!) are actually working on OUR behalf?

WE COMMUNICATE OUR EXPECTATIONS OF THEM, AND HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!

Ok sounds great… but how do we actually do that?

 

STEP 1: COMMUNICATE YOUR EXPECTATIONS

If you want your interests represented in your government, you have to tell those that work for you in that government what you want them to do!

ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE PEOPLE NOT MIND READERS!

If YOU want freedom to grow and use cannabis as you please, then YOU need to SPEAK UP AND LET THOSE YOU HAVE HIRED TO REPRESENT YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT!

If you don’t tell them what changes you would like to see in your community, how the heck are they supposed to know?

WRITE LETTERS, WRITE EMAILS, MAKE PHONE CALLS, OR SET UP A MEETING AND COMMUNICATE TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAPPEN IN YOUR COMMUNITY. 

IT TAKES 5 MIN, TO WRITE A QUICK LETTER OR MAKE A QUICK CALL.

IF YOU DON’T TELL THEM, THEY AREN’T GOING TO KNOW, AND IF THEY DON’T KNOW, THEY SURE AS HECK AREN’T GOING TO DO IT!

Also remember that those who disagree with you have a voice too and they will be expressing their desires as well.  If you don’t stand up and make your voice heard, then someone else’s voice will be.  Its the job of your representative to listen to all these voices and decide how to act, but if your voice is absent then its unlikely they will act in the way you want, and they will often make the wrong decision based on what they’ve been told by those who do speak up.  DON’T LET THAT HAPPEN!

 

STEP 2: HOLD YOUR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE!

Since YOUR GOVERNMENT WORKS FOR YOU, YOU ARE THE BOSS, and THEY ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES.  If things haven’t been going the way you want, and your employees are letting you down, THEN YOU NEED TO LET THEM KNOW, OR YOU ARE BEING A CRAPPY BOSS!

If your government has passed or is considering new cannabis laws that you find distasteful,

LET THEM KNOW!  TELL THEM YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT THEY DID, TELL THEM WHAT THEY COULD HAVE DONE INSTEAD OR HOW THEY COULD HAVE BETTER SERVED YOU!  TELL THEM YOU EXPECT THEM TO DO BETTER OR YOU WILL FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO DO THEIR JOB!

Be realistic and realize that the solutions they come up with have to work for the WHOLE community, not just you and your smoking buddies, but IF THEY LET YOU DOWN, YOU NEED TO TELL THEM.  ITS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TELL THEM HOW THEY COULD HAVE BETTER REPRESENTED YOU AND YOUR INTERESTS.

Finally, remember that AS THE BOSS, YOU DO THE HIRING AND FIRING.  You and your community elect (aka COLLECTIVELY HIRE) representatives to work in the government on your behalf.

If your elected officials aren’t doing their job (representing YOU and working on YOUR behalf), then AS THE BOSS, ITS YOUR JOB TO REPLACE THEM!

VOTING IS NOT ABOUT PICKING A PARTY OR RALLYING BEHIND A POLITICIAN YOU LIKE, ITS ABOUT BEING A GOOD BOSS, AND MAKING SURE YOU HAVE GOOD EMPLOYEES REPRESENTING YOU AND WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF. 

IF YOU DON’T VOTE, YOU’RE LIKELY KEEPING CRAPPY EMPLOYEES AROUND THAT DON’T DO THEIR JOB, WHICH MAKES YOU A CRAPPY BOSS.

IF YOU’RE BEING A CRAPPY BOSS, YOU CAN’T COMPLAIN WHEN YOUR EMPLOYEES DON’T DO THEIR JOB, AND YOU DON’T GET THE OUTCOME YOU WANT.

 IF YOU WANT THINGS TO CHANGE THEN YOU HAVE TO ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE.

*Takes deep breath and steps down from soapbox*

Thanks for letting me rant.  Sorry for being a grump 🙂

-Soup

In Summary:

WRITE LETTERS, WRITE EMAILS, MAKE PHONE CALLS, OR SET UP A MEETING AND COMMUNICATE TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAPPEN IN YOUR COMMUNITY. 

IT TAKES 5 MIN, TO WRITE A QUICK LETTER OR MAKE A QUICK CALL.

IF YOU DON’T TELL THEM, THEY AREN’T GOING TO KNOW, AND IF THEY DON’T KNOW, THEY SURE AS HECK AREN’T GOING TO DO IT!

If your government has passed or is considering new cannabis laws that you find distasteful,

LET THEM KNOW!  TELL THEM YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT THEY DID, TELL THEM WHAT THEY COULD HAVE DONE INSTEAD OR HOW THEY COULD HAVE BETTER SERVED YOU!  TELL THEM YOU EXPECT THEM TO DO BETTER OR YOU WILL FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO DO THEIR JOB!

If your elected officials aren’t doing their job (representing YOU and working on YOUR behalf), then AS THE BOSS, ITS YOUR JOB TO REPLACE THEM!

VOTING IS NOT ABOUT PICKING A PARTY OR RALLYING BEHIND A POLITICIAN YOU LIKE, ITS ABOUT BEING A GOOD BOSS, AND MAKING SURE YOU HAVE GOOD EMPLOYEES REPRESENTING YOU AND WORKING ON YOUR BEHALF. 

IF YOU DON’T VOTE, YOU’RE LIKELY KEEPING CRAPPY EMPLOYEES AROUND THAT DON’T DO THEIR JOB, WHICH MAKES YOU A CRAPPY BOSS.

IF YOU’RE BEING A CRAPPY BOSS, YOU CAN’T COMPLAIN WHEN YOUR EMPLOYEES DON’T DO THEIR JOB, AND YOU DON’T GET THE OUTCOME YOU WANT.

 IF YOU WANT THINGS TO CHANGE THEN YOU HAVE TO ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE.