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- About Page - original draft - 420 - 2023
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL CHRONIC CLICK MULTIVERSE Thank you for visiting my creative content portal and social therapy space, the Chronic Click Club. Chronic Click overs a wide range of industry marketing services, direct bespoke patient peer support and cannabis career intern roles to those with disabilities or chronic illnesses who use cannabis medicinally. THE UK'S OFFICIAL BLACK CANNABIS PATIENT ADVOCACY SPACE! 'GLOBAL CANNA QUEEN OF THE STEPPING RAZORS' - OUT OF MANY... CAME ONE GIANT VOICE! - THE OFFICIAL BLACK CANNABIS CULTURE UK PLATFORM ...QUEEN OF THE STEPPING RAZORS OUT OF MANY... ONE GIANT VOICE! the story so far meaning all the text below, will be converted into an animated video, and produced as a single on the 'PUSH THINGS FORWARD' beat as a single-jingle release for awareness- please don't stress, say less, the reading is temporary - just me, so bare with! This platform serves as a safe space for patients with very specific needs and as a bridge to the Canna Space for the rejected, ignored, or totally unheard stakeholders who just don't fit the mold or monopoly. If you can't pretend to be anything except yourself? Then this is the space for you. Come as you are, your voice counts and you are just as important as anyone else regardless of how anyone or anything may ever make you feel. Cannabis as medicine is not brand new to our culture, it was 'God Given' to the cultured and spiritual ones, hence the infamous and everlasting War on Drugs SPECIFICALLY...targeting people of colour, especially black people, and the specific persecutions still endured today while the UK Canna Space acts like cannabis purely used as medicine is 'newly discovered by scientists' for validation to its tiny new white middle-class market bubble, and in order to invalidate, minimize, and totally bypass the Abusive War on Drugs directly associated with Black People and cannabis possession. Stop ignoring the stats to preserve collective white fragility and face the fears. It's like the whitening of Jesus Christ all over again. Now its legally a potentially Multi-Billion Industry like our precious Black Culture that makes the whole heart go around and day-to-day life so 'cool' for so many in their hip hop and reggae lifestyles it's suddenly an Anti Blackness Stance for white patient marketing purposes and a white-washed cannabis facelift with its own white fragility club card? It certainly wasn't designed to help to stop racist police staff power-tripping and harassing black people for self-medicating, was it? That was how it all felt, like a highly offensive 'in yer black face' disrespectful kick in the teeth after all our parents have done for this said national treasure-stealing United Colonial Kingdom? The flagrant flaunting of 'white is right cannabis privilege', and the solid, unified and collective projection of white fragility to justify such an epic error, the blatant bypassing of disabled black working-class patients. Nobody even noticed until I inconveniently disrupted white fragility with the ugly truth. If the majority in a bubble say the sky is pink, it becomes the bubble's truth, and the person describing the real sky is only the problem never the solution! People of colour experience racial stereotypes, there was clearly blatant Black exclusion during the original patient onboarding process, assumptions, and stigmas which are extremely harmful and cannot be ignored, and must be addressed and rectified as a matter of urgent priority. I've been singing these blues for 2 years solid now out of the 5 legal years, and for all 5 years there has been A BLATANT DISREGARD FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH FOR 5 YEARS SOLID. That is not a message that leaves ZERO CONFUSION ON THE MATTER, and makes the anti-blackness an established MATTER OF FACT, highlighted by me and me only, as a Black Sigma Empath, yet Ive made more visible change than entire patient groups, as a single angry Black Woman in agonising pain who felt disrespected and abandoned in an all white fragile space. So I call this 'Organised Noise' now, and putting a microphone in front of the voice doing what we do best - in the universal language and culture of cannabis and MUSIC! Let consistency, reliability, unity, authenticity, honesty, transparency, results and outcomes determine who gets to speak for patients. Black patients have nothing to prove in terms of why they are qualified to speak about Ganja treatment. The unified projected passive-aggressive white fragility perceived me as a threat instead of an opportunity, so I became that and made the nightmare real to demonstrate just how far I am willing to go over my medicine, and so here we are. They say the pen is mightier than the sword after all, right? Listen, I will never take responsibility for the inner racial projections or perceptions supported within an inequitable, biased, nepotism built, egotistical stigma projecting racist medical cannabis space. I will signpost Chronic Click Club and school cannabis patients of colour, those with special needs, and those with bespoke requirements on who is too cool for school, and has heart and soul, which Orgs and brands are Allies, and most importantly, who and which Orgs must be avoided at all costs. Use the search, if they are not mentioned on the entire portal at all or recommended and vouched for by a certified CC Member, or The Chronic Click in one way or another? THEN THEY EITHER DONT 'MATTER' TO US OR; THEY ENDORSE A RACIST CULTURE OR; THEY ARE ON THE CC 'BLACKLIST' OR; THEY ARE IRRELEVANT TO THE MOVEMENT & ENTIRE CHRONIC CLICK GLOBAL MULTIVERSE - WE DO NOT ROCK WITH THE CANNA ANTI-BLACK BUBBLE; TOLERATE WHITE FRAGILITY; WE DO NOT ENDORSE UNQUALIFIED INDUSTRY NEPOTISM; . ANY FORM OF COONERY IS ALSO STRICTLY FORBIDDEN! - OBEY AND STAY OR DISOBEY AND GO - THATS YOUR CHOICE, BUT THIS IS MY SPACE - MY RULES - .No CLASS or RACE of patient should EVER take representation lead or priority over another based on who your friends with in the industry, especially without the actual warranted qualifications or actual life experiences of traveling, researching or experimenting with various cannabis treatments, or so to speak. Who is to be held accountable for initially onboarding inexperienced so-called came only yesterday 'expert patient voices' some of who haven't even been alive longer than my smoking habit lol but yet an expert over my decades upon decades of cannabis knowledge skills and experience, due to my culture, early exposure to Rastafarianism, and Country of origin Jamaica the Globally renowned Capital of Ganja. Never look like US, or act like US, or speak like us, to speak FOR US in ANY INDUSTRY SPACE? Say NO to nepotism and embrace the varied culture and racial authenticity of Grass and Roots patients with serious conditions TODAY with the Chronic Click, who were here way before it was 'safe and sound', the 70s were 50 years ago how can those years of collective cultural experience count for nothing? Well...Dear UK Canna Space - 5 years of not having 100k patients to rub together out of 1.8 million giant budget spending dedicated cannabis users is a very epic fail indeed with all these events like Product Earth and Hyde Park 420 No 5. Patient groups and leading 'I Only Regurgitate Data' Patient Consultants seem to industry clout chase rather than recruit new genuinely active advocates, who are human beings and not just email addresses. Then if and when they do get them, they are bullied, silenced, shut down, then shunned in dog-eat-dog patient savagery, instead of being utilised and supported. Patient reps don't actually care about other patients, only their egos, CV's and social media strap lines. What hope is there for patients like me, when a white patient who barely leaves their home or little town, and cannot even fly to Spain, can be the Patient Chair of an International Medical Cannabis Association due to Nepotism and Racism? I am too raw and too real to be a part of anything inauthentic associated to Ganja and its mighty healing magical powers, it's ancient ancestral news to us, you can't tell or teach us NADA, the space needs educating more than the market does, and isn't that ironic...don't ya think? I had to create A NEW INCLUSIVE SPACE, WHERE WE MATTER THE MOST because inclusion can never ever happen in the UK, I know this to be a fact now. The thing is Man made Medical Cannabis, and Ganja is God Given Healing, like 'medical v medicinal', greed v grassroots, ego v experience, oh yes lol, VERY separate spaces that can merely only collab at best and exchange services. I was so wrong for ever thinking we could all just 'blend and get along in peace and harmony in a unified space' lol my bad, but at least after highlighting the problems I have created the solution...THE CHRONIC CLICK - BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN GRASS, ROOTS, & INDUSTRY! So there you have it, that's my story! The lived experiences of ALL patients must count NOW and representation and fairness for all must actually matter. So come and 'Find Yourself', at the Chronic Click Club and JOIN NOW! #BlackPatientsMatter WE ARE NOT ONLY PATIENTS, WE ARE INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS! Everyone is welcome regarding the relevance to the holistic lifestyle of the average patient or anyone who supports the chronic illness community. If you can offer any support or would like to join one of the teams, please get in touch. I look forward to working with you toward improving equity and diversity within the medical cannabis space. JOIN ME & SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT TODAY! My Most Warm Regards, Maz Marija.
- UK drug laws used as tool of systemic racism, says ex-No 10 adviser - Ethnic Voices Podcast Launch
Simon Woolley says failure of drugs legislation is having a devastating impact on public health “It creates anxiety, stress and alienation that contribute to the high levels of mental health harm experienced across our black communities,” he wrote in the BMJ, as he appealed for doctors to speak out on the issue. “For decades, politicians from all sides have either turned a blind eye to drug policy failures or weaponised the debate to score cheap political points,” he said. “This has led to half a century of stagnation, which has landed with force on our black communities, driving up needless criminalisation and undermining relationships with the police.” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/29/uk-drug-laws-used-as-tool-of-systemic-racism-says-ex-no-10-adviser Photo and text Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2147 - Also mentioned in the British Medical Journal which will highlight the relevance to black medical cannabis patients - a factor that can no longer be ignored by a newly formed white medical cannabis industry. What does this mean for black medical cannabis patients? I think on this matter, it will take more than one voice to be heard. I am organising a podcast for the new black patients that are finally starting to follow in my footsteps and sign up for medicinal cannabis. It is absolutely awesome to finally escape isolation, and one voice is simply not enough to be heard. It has really and truly taken it's toll on me trying to highlight these issues singlehandedly. It is so easy for it to be perceived as me-me-me, when I am actually speaking up for a community. A lot of my blogs are based on conversations and are not always my personal view. But given the position I am in, I am still convinced that opening up and inviting dialogue is the way forward, or at least planting the seeds for some food for thought. The points are always so valid and I feel them to my core when they are passionately expressed in conversation (as we do !) I've come a long way since that very first time I opened up, and I am very proud of myself for doing so with no qualms or any mincing of my words, and speaking to both sides of the damn fence. But the lone-ranger ride must come to an end, I mean helloooo patient over here fighting a mighty fight every single day as it izzzzzz!!! So it's time to finally open you up to some of these frank conversations, given its the British Medical Journal, a black ex MP, highlighting exactly what I have been so frantic about, maybe now everyone will listen and take me seriously. Maybe the industry has to stop and think 'whoops' and accept the blind eye and medical cannabis is water and oil, they simply cannot mix - The End. So it's about that time, Im going to give the entire medical cannabis industry, a peep over that fence, it's exclusive, because anyone except me will probably have HELL and need tools of torture to extract a voice out of these folk lmao!!! But hey, they cant leave me to do it all, and it has to be done, and the word has to spread. It's not just for cannabis medicine either, its about black mental health full stop and being conditioned to suffer in silence. I love hearing peoples enthusiasm to speak up and speak out to help others to do the same. We can get the best medicine for this now, the one we already know is the best that has carried us through for as long as we know - none of this is NEW to us, only the white presence is new, and that's why the blind eye and exclusion is triggers such an absolutely 'hell no over my dead body' response which needs to be managed. As you can already see in the USA, this is especially the sensitive stance of the diaspora - the globally spread descendants of the slave trade. The industry cannot just ignore this an sell bud to black patients and say "don't worry it's legal your good" with no sense of moral obligation to the impact on a black life. This is exactly WHY this whole things looks like it is set up EXCLUSIVELY for white patients. I get that given the privilege means that without a trigger these things don't even cross your mind, but that does not mean it's not the reality that you also live in. I though we were supposed to be equal now it's 2021 right? Well this shows that for black patients it isn't, so does this even matter or not? If it doesn't, then this is indeed exclusively for white patients then because only they can truly enjoy the benefits with no harm right? For a black patient it uproots and triggers a lifetime of historical trauma. An MP has said it now, it cant be ignored its in the BMJ and this cannabis is medical soooooo.........????? But again, I can start to just be my own personal voice now, 'just Maz' and not 'the weight and heat of my community' and the spokesperson of 'all that radical black stuff shes always banging on about'. I've never wanted to impose any guilt or bad feeling. If I wanted to do that I could do it epic and no one could ever do it better, and I would have got much more support a lot faster lmao! Im not here for a ganja race war, Im here for an equitable, diverse, and inclusive industry where we all have fun getting well and getting money together and meds are on the NHS, this is cannabis, peace and love, rastas and hippies cmon people, lets get this right from the start and get the ugly ironed out early in the game. This is the only energy that should be encouraged, and both sides of the fence needs to act right to do it, and it needs to happen yesterday! Im going to break them in easy with audio podcasts firsts, and then we can graduate to Zooms. Also if anyone is interested in organising direct zoom meeting to actually discuss the special needs of black patients I have an awesome working group in the making and we are here to help everyone to achieve "Maz's PLEA" as stated above! The 1st recording will be this week and I am soooooooo excited and even more relieved to finally be more than just one single tiny voice. The podcast is called "The Smoke Break" - as we all know, all the tea and juice and heart is always spilt...during the smoke break at work!!!" Stay tuned beautiful people, exciting times ahead!
- Diversity Requires Mindfulness
Diversity requires a level of mindfulness that involves consideration for people who do not meet your norms. It is a game of give and take, consideration, and tolerance. In my community it is pretty normal to say someone is 'crazy' or 'insane' if they are able to make you laugh your ass off. When I was approached about using the term, I was mortified and defensive " what do you mean? Im not trying to offend anyone, it's just the way I speak" Here lies the dilemma and the lesson. My norm is irrelevant now, it is not a justification, and it is not an excuse. To a person who is impacted with a serious mental health condition, that sounds soooo offensive and personal to them, it hurts and it is triggering and upsetting. Any defence of my stance, defending my norm, my justification of language habits, are ALL IRRELEVANT! The outcome of my behaviour is that someone was hurt - The End. It becomes my responsibility to make an effort to break this habit based on the offence it may cause whether I realise it or not. It becomes my responsibility to be mindful, not to expect that person or others to learn to 'suck it up because that's just how it is'. Its not for me to take issue with the fact I was called out for it, the person was simply trying to remove a trigger which affects them. So if 50 black people are on zoom, who have a standard and natural response of saying "your crazy" is it down to the 50 people to adjust their language and be mindful? Or should that sole person with the mental health problem, just accept that is how it is, and how we speak, it's not going to change overnight, it will take time to adjust, suck it up until they can learn to change. I am deadly serious, which is it? Lets say there are 15 black males on zoom and one white woman, just ONE! One black male mentions an incident with police, the room errupts into stories of racial injustices on black men by white police. The white lady starts to squirm and feel really uncomfortable about the subject matter, she herself starts to have feelings of guilt and responsibility. It isn't imposed on her by anyone in the room, no one is directing anything to her, they are simply 'sharing their personal experience', it's their right to do that, isn't it? Ok so you tell me, who is supposed to get checked in this situation? The white lady or the group? Who has the responsibility to be mindful here? Change the group to 15 asian women and one white male. He makes a comment about life at home with his asian wife and mixed race kids. Suddenly, all the women start making little jokes in their native tongue, all in good faith, if there was a translator there would be no offence at all in the words. But the white male starts to get paranoid, "why cant they just speak in English so we can all share the joke?" he wonders. The women feel refreshed to be able to use their language for a change, at work they are in zooms with all white people, so it makes a nice change to be related to and understood. So again, who do we check? Is it his responsibility to learn the language from his wife so they can speak and enjoy their culture without prejudice? Or should they be mindful that it may make him uncomfortable, so the whole group should never speak in their language when any non asians are in the room? If someone is a Christian, who believes god made Adam and Eve, but for work purposes this person is thrust into a zoom room where everyone is LGBTQ. They had to fight to be acknowledge and be part of the norm, and this is how it is now, no more hiding, no more shame, free to just 'be'. The Christian sees a screen full of this community. Everyone is warm, friendly, welcoming, so why does the Christian still feel uncomfortable? whose fault is that? The groups fault? How, haven't they been warm and welcoming? Should the Christian put their years of Christian conditioning to the side so not to offend? Can they abandon the mindset of their faith for the duration of the zoom? Should they be expected to? Sometime empathy is the only way to make people understand. Because majority white zooms are standard in an industry with zero or dotted minorites, they never have to consider the situation in reverse. No white person would look forward to a zoom full of black males talking about police harassment. No white person would feel comfortable in an asian group making jokes in thier language that they don't understand. I am tired of being in all white zooms as the only black person and feeling guilty when something upsets me and no one even notices. So if your the only one and your bound by an NDA, who do you speak to when you feel like this? How long is this going to go on for? How many times will it happen, in a month? How do you even express your pain to even get support? What happens when people get defensive just because your upset? Oh so its my fault? I'm a drama queen? Angry black woman, aggressive? got issues? whats my problem? have I not worked around white people before? Of course I have, my whole life, in a range of exciting industries - but baby this is cannabis, and an entire race of the most associated people are absent. I am the only person who sees things how I do, who feels how I feel, who knows what I know. So whose responsibility is it to check themselves or to be mindful of the circumstances and the effects it may have? What am I supposed to do with "but that's just how it is for now?" Which comes first the egg or the chicken? Why am I expected to have all the answers? So am I always gonna be the bad guy because of the physiological traumas of growing up as a minority negatively associated with cannabis my entire life? Whose fault is that mine? Yours? So who then? So now that it is 'White & Right' where the hell does that leave me and people like me? Why are black people not here already? If I wasn't here, how long would this have carried on for? How is a black male going to feel? He is the poster child of cannabis, especially the rasta man. I truly believe now that it is that 'Rasta Association' that makes all of this seem so foul at times. It feels as if the industry is trying to pretend it was never like that, its a white wash which to me feels as blatant as the blue eyed blonde haired Jesus. Why does it feel like I am the only person considering what more awareness is going to bring? Ahh, its because I am the only minority. I feel that ignorance is playing a very dangerous game and I guess I just feel scared for everybody, because unless things change its going to be carnage out here. There seems to be no clue about feelings on the grassroots level, and a delusion that minorities (or even worse, all of the criminals of all colours and creeds!) are going to allow white middle class males to exclude them and run a legal racket selling bud while they continue to be harrassed for it, and that underestimation gives me anxiety. To conclude what I am saying is everyone is going to have to play their part - but to me? If I am honest now, all I see is egg and chicken - the egg hatches a chicken and a chicken lays an egg, so which one needs to happen FIRST? It seems Ill never be short of Saturdays 'Tales From the Fence' - still hurting my soul, still giving me splinters, and I definitely hate it here, its lonely! Until Next time x
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- Concern police will be able to ‘strong-arm’ NHS to hand over patient data under new plans.In Ethnic Minority Forum·18 October 2021General Medical Council and doctors’ unions hit out at government’s ‘cavalier approach’ to patient data Police forces will be able to “strong-arm” NHS bodies into handing over confidential patient data under planned laws that have sparked fury from doctors’ groups and the UK’s medical watchdog. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/police-nhs-patient-data-bill-b1938998.html000
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