According to the American Civil Liberties Union, “The FBI, federal intelligence agencies, the military, state and local police, private companies, and even firemen and emergency medical technicians are gathering incredible amounts of personal information about ordinary Americans that can be used to construct vast dossiers that can be widely shared through new institutions like Joint Terrorism Task Forces, fusion centers, and public-private partnerships.”
We all use Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, Credit Cards, Google, and Amazon now a days. What information is there left to know about you? Facebook already recognizes our pictures and Google probably already indexed this post. The private companies already know what and how you think based on the way you type queries into their platform.. Think about that.. Are our civil liberties being slapped in the face or is America just trying to fight terrorists. With facilities like the Massive Data Repository coming to light it makes you wonder what the situation is and how to avoid getting into trouble in the legal Cannabis Industry.
First and foremost, this is not legal advice just an opinion from a concerned citizen doing their research. First lets cover a few facts, the states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska legalized recreational cannabis in the last three years and legal medical cannabis has been around as early as 1996. Well technically since the dawn of time, but that’s another conversation for another time. Needless to say, the waters have been tested and they seem to be fine.
As long as you follow the legal guidelines in the states that you reside in, we do not foresee any issues. If the Federal Government does ever want to crack down on cannabis users they will attack the Industry first. That would be interesting, but I doubt it will ever happen. The Cannabis Industry in legal states is greatly supported by the local governments, local business owners, and becoming more powerful through the millions made and the bigger players getting involved every day.
Are you concerned about privacy? Well good luck, the NSA already has your concern for privacy checkbox checked in their profile of you. All joking aside, there are a plethora of programs for the privacy concerned individuals as well as ensuring that you stay safe from malware and viruses when accessing the internet. Here are a couple good resources for more information.
Once you’re secure, go buy some weed at a pot shop near you.