Cannabis and techno-democracy + a connection with Iceland
Earlier this year, Apple (everyone’s beloved corporate giant) removed this cannabis app without warning. Modifications were done to the application, then this happened:
“Apple wasn’t appeased until nearly 10,000 MassRoots users emailed the tech giant to get their app back.” (source)
Massroots is a mobile app/social network to bring together communities of cannabis users and product & service providers.
The cannabis sub-culture has always struggled with law and politics. It seems to me that the near-future possibilities of mobilizing more cannabis-users and cannabis business-owners into the arenas of law + politics will be easier, and therefore, will rise. As more states adopt new laws for cannabis, this could have an amplifying affect on people’s involvement with other issues dealing with prisons, elections, food transparency, education, true cost economics, etc.
This recent article mentions 11 states that are preparing to possibly legalize cannabis.
In 2011, when the Obama administration helped create the “Open Gov portal,” the #1 demand was for the legalization of cannabis, which the Executive branch, Congress and the Senate largely ignored or worse.
For more on cannabis and hemp, I’m organizing this online notepad/wiki.
Three of the most important documentaries on cannabis/hemp: