Did you catch the part of CCVH co-founder Luke Bruner’s speech in which he likened cannabis farmers to slaves? Give the kid credit, that’s bold. Almost as bold as forming an organization that claims to support – nay, require! – environmentally sound growing practices, while in the meantime one of the most prominent founding members is busy straight-up raping Mother Nature.
That issue, however, is not in The Humboldt Consequential’s wheelhouse. Look to the Tuluwat Examiner (yes, even though they called us Arkley! The nerve!), or the Honorable John Chiv (who recently participated in some delightfully nasty rumour-mongering here on THC) for that sort of stuff.
What is of great concern is how frickin’ high the Humboldt County Stupidvisors seem to be on the business of pot. Don’t believe us?
Well…How about Estelle Fennell allowing a breach of protocol in a Supervisors’ meeting so CCVHer’s and their minions could celebrate because the statement they read about marijuana was “a little bit of history”? How about Rex Bohn telling Bruner that he could have been a preacher and that he (Rex) was in need of saving? How about Mark Lovelace falling all over himself to say he was eager for a “normal, rational, proud relationship with this (THC edit: illegal!) industry”?
Don’t believe us? Check it!
No word on exactly what Sundberg said, and Virginia was rather silent. (We’re guessing that Matt Owen told her to keep quiet until he could decide what her position should be following his back room, criminal syndicate-esque meeting with Bruner.)
Now, let’s get one thing straight: THC doesn’t hate pot. (We do hate people saying you can’t call it pot, or hooch, or whatever. Cannabis sounds like something you go to the doctor to get checked for.) Never took much a liking to using it, but hey, you gotta get your kicks somehow. Furthermore, THC is not against a regulated marijuana industry. Quite the opposite, in fact.
What we are against is the Supervisors blindly following along with CCVH’s marijuana machinations, and largely ignoring public outcry about the legitimacy of CCVH’s proposed ordinance. And you know what, forget about the merits – or lack thereof – of CCVH’s proposal. Maybe it’s good, maybe not. But would it kill the Supervisor’s to actually listen to what the majority of the Humboldt public is saying about this stuff, and act accordingly?
Furthermore – and more to THC’s long delayed point – it seems that, contrary to Bruner’s speech on the Courthouse steps, that it is not cannabis farmers that are the slaves: it is our Supervisors who are set to become slaves to the marijuana industry.
We understand here at the THC that pot is not going away. We aren’t necessarily bitchin’ about it either. A regulated marijuana industry could be a cash cow for the County, and Lord knows they need that.
But how about the Supervisors spend some time on money focusing on other aspects of the Humboldt economy, and other possibilities for it to expand?
What about the common, non-marijuana related working people in this county? Where’s all the attention and effort and general hullabaloo about what the Supervisors are doing for us? You know, the same people that voted them into office, and actually contributed to the tax base of the County coffers.
Oh, that’s right. They are doing practically nothing! So while most of us are mired in a bottom of the barrel financial existence, living on ridiculously low yearly incomes, the Supervisors are drooling all over themselves to appease their Marijuana Masters.
Let’s hope they come back from the moon in time to see that they have to answer to the rest of us, too.