Rumors were already a-swirlin on the interwebs about me after shutting down my site. They ramped up to high gear after Jeff Bennett got raided last week. While I think it’s awfully cool that y’all think I can summon a strike of US Marshals on a whim, I’m gonna have to burst your bubbles here.
Is GT a Cop?
I am not now, nor have I ever been, associated with law enforcement in any capacity. Can we bang now, baby? Hahaha.
Look, the closest I ever got to being police was taking Law Enforcement in Vocational Tech when I was in high school. This was back when X-Files was hot and I wanted a badge to chase ghosts and vampires. While the teacher said I had the most potential of anyone in his class to join the force, this is around the same time I got into weed, and my chance of joining Mulder & Scully to see dem aliens went bye-bye.
The idea that GT was an idea hatched from the Vice squad to document everything that happened in I71 is far-fetched:
- Law enforcement tends to be reactive rather than pro-active as a matter of, well, law.
- Isn’t everything you’re doing legal under I71? That’s my understanding. So what would be the point?
- You think just anybody can write as well as I can, with this verve, this panache, this kinetic punch-em-up style? Pick a name out of a hat, sorta thing, let ’em have a crack at it? Go ahead, try it out. I. Will. Wait.
No dice? That’s because I am a generational talent. I’m like the Khalil Mack of writing. Blue chip, first overall pick, game-wrecker. But, y’know, I’m a humble guy.
Is GT a Spook?
I’ll admit, this one makes me giggle and squirt in my panties a little. I love that y’all think I’m cool enough to be a CIA asset. I’m gonna get it printed on tee shirts and mugs and make everyone call me Deep State now. I frickin’ dig it.
The idea here is that GT was a Deep State plan to turn back the tide of legalization. Hmm. You know what happened whenever I wrote a bad review? NOTHING. Not a goddamn thing. It’s depressing. Folks bought that shit up any damn way. I guess there really is no such thing as bad press.
You know why legalization is gonna continue marching on? Cuz everyday people- “custys” like me- hate drug dealers. They’re late, if they show up at all, and some have disproportionately high egos on top of that. We are a nation of consumers and people want to get weed the same way they get everything else- at the store, or even better, drone-delivered from Amazon in less than an hour with no expectation of having to tip.
I’d love to see the industry use the vape crisis as an opportunity to self-correct. The quality I’ve seen in the aggregate is poor and I worry another health crisis is only a matter of time.
Is GT a Snitch?
Ooooh, I don’t like this one. Not one bit. I understand the timing of the Bennett bust looks suspicious, but this is what we call projection.
Snitching is how y’all play the game and it’s one of the top reasons I hate it. The medical folks snitched on the recreational folks, so I took the rec folks side, cuz that’s cruddy as fuck. We are supposed to be on the same side.
But then I heard too many rumors to discount that rec folks were snitching on each other- as a matter of business or to settle vendettas. That makes me sick. We shouldn’t be involving the law in personal disputes or, even worse, to make a few extra bucks.
I would be a fool not to take certain precautions in the event of my incapacitation or untimely death, and I am no fool.
But so long as I feel safe, then I have no reason to go ratting anyone out. Most of these folks became close, personal friends over these past few years and I’d never want to hurt them. As for the rest, well…I just don’t care that much about them.
I know the rules of the game and I have adhered to them. I am not a petty person. I’m not blowing up anyone’s spot just cuz I don’t like them.
So Why Did You Quit GT?
I’m almost 40. I’m tired of getting notes under my door about illegal smells. I’m tired of getting tossed out of hotel rooms. I’m tired of worrying what’ll happen if I get pulled over.
In the end, being GT has brought me nothing but misery and isolation. And it made me sick. That’s an extremely salient point. I can handle misery cuz maybe I’m just a miserable person and nothing will ever make me happy, but I don’t want to be responsible for anyone getting sick. That’s bad karma and I can’t afford it.
I gave up so much to pursue the Gentleman’s path. I had a good job that wanted to give me profit-sharing and what not. I had a beautiful wife. I hurt my relationship with my family. All to get high professionally.
I was stubborn and I was stupid. I recognize that now and all I want is a second chance to live life the right way for me. I’ve learned my lesson. I just want to try again. That’s all, folks.