Our first month as witness passed quickly and our @cannaweedness server has eagerly been signing blocks as expected. While @eonwarped continued using the witness server of @helpie over on Steem to further practice his witness master skills, we can say that so far our machine has been buzzing like rodents love spinning in their wheel. So much for our first #witness-update.
The year 2018 was awesome for cannabis and if we can believe the news - and we always do when it’s positive news - then 2019 could become a mega hit for cannabis and legalization. In the USA there may even be progress made towards descheduling. Elsewhere, around the world more and more countries are investigating legalizing medical marijuana and some are tentatively even looking at legal adult recreational use. The war isn’t won yet, and we still have lots to learn about our plants, its uses, its pros and also cons, and a future society with legal cannabis.
Love it or hate... over the next few months and years politicians will become our de facto frennemies.
Once again we are hosting a creative [writing] contest and want to invite as many participants as possible. We even have a prize for Smoke members who bring new users to the platform and the contest!
Your Day in the Parliament
Marijuana has played a large role, a legal role, throughout history of many countries. In the USA three of the earliest presidents were hemp farmers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.
Cannabis was a popular medicinal product in the USA until marijuana was gradually criminalized in the early 20th century. Those interested in learning the story how marijuana became illegal in the USA should head over to @maryjane and check out the series of posts she’s been hosting.
Luckily, finally, times are changing and the zeitgeist pro-legalization is as good as it has ever been in modern history.
This is where you come in.
The #TrippyContest2 Brief
You are elected rep, in a coalition government. You have campaigned on approval of recreational use. Today is the final reading in the House and the law is expected to narrowly pass.
Before the final vote takes place, you have to plead in its favor one more time... just one issue: you are high as a kite.
Just like last time this contest is inclusive and invites both writers and artists. Vloggers and podcasters are also welcome, of course! We invite all creative participations and let each participant the choice of [digital] medium they wish to use.
If you think you’re up for it, we look forward to your creations!
We have not specified any particular judging criteria because we want to leave creativity free roam for this contest.
The three contributions with the highest scores will be rewarded with additional liquid SMOKE, beyond all rewards a contribution may receive from Smoke members upon publication.
|1st place||250 SMOKE|
|2nd place||150 SMOKE|
|3rd place||100 SMOKE|
We reserve the right to add more prizes. :D
#TrippyContest2 Feb. 2019 Rules
- All contributions must be original
- Contributions must be published as apost on your profile
- Contributions must be at least 700 words long (or a reasonable length in “frames” for creative contributions)
- Contributions must be in English
- Contributions must be tagged #trippycontest2
- Leave a comment with a link to your contribution on this post
- Deadline for submission is Monday, February 18, 2019 at 0.00 GMT
Winners will be announced by a @grow-op member on latest Thursday, February 21th, and receive their prize sent to their Smoke wallet.
A @cannaweedness member will provide an update with the so far received contributions around midterm (early next week).
One More Thing: New Member and Participants Referrals
In this contest we are also giving out a total of 250 SMOKE to Smoke members who bring new #trippycontest2 participants to the Smoke blockchain.
We will reward the referrers with 25 to 50 liquid SMOKE for the 5 highest ranking new members who joined Smoke for this contest (or 10 members depending on success of the referral campaign).
New members participating must write an introduction post and mention their referrer in both their introduction post and their #trippycontest2 post. TrippyContest contributions must be valid, obviously.