This is the fifth Thanksgiving since The Weed Blog was created, and I'm more thankful this year for hardworking marijuana activists than ever before. Had you told me on Thanksgiving 2010 that there would be four legal marijuana states and Washington D.C., I would have been blown away. Those victories obviously wouldn't have been possible had it not been for the extra hard work of dedicated marijuana activists - especially volunteer marijuana activists.
As you sit down with your families today, and no doubt eat way more than you should, make sure to reach out and thank a marijuana activist. Send them a text, or a tweet, or a Facebook message, or even go old school and give them a call. Let them know that they are appreciated, and that you are thankful for them. Thank them for the work they have done in the past, and for the work that they will no doubt do in the future.
Most marijuana activists that are volunteers don't get appreciated nearly as much as they should, so by reaching out to them to let them know you are thankful for them and for their work, it just might be the encouragement that they need to keep going. Being an unpaid marijuana activists is hard, trust me I know, so I want to thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart!
2014 was a HUGE year for marijuana, and there's a lot to be thankful for. I want to specifically thank Travis Maurer, Leah Maurer, Sarah Duff, Anthony Johnson, and Dave Kopilak for leading the Oregon campaign to victory. I also want to thank everyone else that worked for reform during the 2014 campaign in Oregon. It's because of your efforts that I no longer have to live in fear, which means more to me than words can express. Thanks to every other marijuana activist in America and worldwide for your efforts! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!