[Stay Frosty Confederation]
[What I am trying to create]
I want to create a veteran focused philanthropic organization. My main objective is to raise money for veteran entrepreneur grants and advocate for the federal legalization of cannabis, so that all veterans (and citizens for that matter) have the ability to find relief through the use of cannabis. As I write this, it is 2016. It’s time to stop pretending that there is no medicinal use for cannabis. I’m tired of the lies and the bullshit. I’m tired of feeling like a criminal and having to worry about my own freedom being taken away from me, for something that harms absolutely no one. I’m tired of the hypocrisy. Washington DC made it legal. I didn’t hear the prohibition champions trying to fight that. How can the assholes that make our laws be allowed to use it, but they won’t hesitate to throw one of us in jail/prison for exercising the same freedoms that they have? How are we not more angry about this? I refuse to believe that I am the only one who feels this way. If dying cancer patients and epileptic kids aren’t enough for the feds to see “reason”, perhaps a group of slightly (or not so slightly) deranged veterans will be able to persuade them. They say they care about us. It’s about time they show it.
[What about those grants?]
What I intend to do is offer a product (more to come on that later) and use the profit to fund entrepreneur grants for veteran businesses. Charity really only goes so far. You can give and give until you are destitute, but to me, typical charity organizations aren’t sustainable. As they get bigger, more and more departments, employees, and equipment have to be procured. Inevitably what you are left with is a bureaucratic organization that hemorrhages money with only a relatively small portion of donated funds getting into the hands of those who need it. I am a nobody. I don’t have legal teams, marketing departments, or giant corporate buildings to maintain. I live in a tent for fuck’s sake. I want to empower veterans and give them the resources they need to establish their own business ventures. It all goes back to the proverb of giving a man a fish, or teaching him how to catch his own.