Should Herbalists Discuss Illegal Marijuana Operations With The Media?
Marijuana is now prevalent in the media. Cannabis is becoming more accepted throughout the country despite our Commander In Chief and his Cabinet feel about it. However, with the various studies being conducted, stories being told, breaking headlines topping the hour of news segments... it leaves us true (and educate) herbalists to decipher which information is true and which is false.
As with anything new, individuals should always do their own research before using something that they haven't before. That being said, one news source may interpret cannabis news in a negative light whereas another source may twist it into a positive.
But when it comes to black market, underground, "down-low" operations, is it really beneficial to expose all of the in's and out's?
Sure, knowing the pro's and cons of any situation would be the most ideal way to determine an appropriate conduct in dealing with a new or unfamiliar situation. But, it is important to consider every person that the information if beneficial to.
The black market marijuana industry has been targeted in the War On Drugs for decades. Therefore, breaking down the structure of the system aids the federal government in preventing underground transactions. The issue to date with the federal government when it comes to cannabis is their dilemma in discovering a way to regulate the drug so that it plays out majority in their favor. In the meantime, black market entrepreneurs (a.k.a drug dealers) have been stereotyped as evil human beings providing weaker individuals with a sort of kryptonite.
The stigma leaves drug dealers with the strong determination to win the War On Drugs while simultaneously trying to preserve their reputation. Within the desire to remain a good, hard working person, a major opportunity presents itself for these ganjapreneurs to reclaim their reputation by explaining their story in a marijuana documentary.
Cannabis documentaries are excellent ways of increasing your knowledge about our beloved plant. However, many big name drug dealers have been using televised documentaries to discuss their day to day operations in attempts to give the world a better understanding to the underground world of cannabis.
Dealers confess anything from how much marijuana they have at once to how much money they make per day. Documentary camera crews follow these drug dealers to their sales, sit with them in their homes, talk to some of their customers and even film them when they weigh and bag out their product.
Commentaries within these documentaries usually include perspectives of the drug dealer and their local authorities. These series give insight into what the government actually knows about the black market and the secrets to the trade.
Is it really a good thing that certain individuals have the courage to expose their daily grind? Thinking about it, what is their motive behind being on national television? Their status and net worth can't possibly put them in the position to need the money that comes from being featured on a syndicated network. Could their televised confessions be apart of a plea deal in a marijuana related case? Could they really think that making the average American hip to the black market be beneficial to the general consensus of cannabis?