Well, at the risk of getting myself thrown off here I'm going to say something. It is fashionable nowadays to put down partisanship. Avoid one side or the other, we are told. The problem with that is: if you are here reading this, you are a cannabis activist. If you are reading this you are very likely engaged in partisan activities designed to legalize cannabis. You are not neutral on the issue. You are not straddling the fence. You have plunked in a fairly big way for one side and that is the side of liberalizing restrictions, overturning current federal and state cannabis prohibitions, ending the locking up of cannabis users, traders and growers, and letting those people already locked up out of prison.
I'm glad competition is gradually bringing the price down in some areas. I don't think something you can grow in your yard should be so expensive.Really well-written article about the big weed growers. I actually learned stuff!
Hmmm.... Interesting.Just one US state legalizing cannabis can cost the pharmaceutical sector nearly $10 billion, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study from researchers at California Polytechnic State University and the University of New Mexico.www.analyticalcannabis.com
Can someone set my mind at ease though. There's not a real chance The Karens will get concentrates banned, is there? Or put THC limits on flower? I feel like the cat is out of the bag, but shit can always backslide.
Beware of Hemp Granola
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Columbia’s new president gave a speech at the UN and called for an end to the War on Drugs. He wants to legalize cannabis and maybe even export it to other countries where it’s legal.
Colombia’s President Tells UN That ‘Democracy Will Die’ If World Leaders Don’t End Drug War And Pursue Different StrategyColombia’s recently inaugurated president told members of the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday that “democracy will die” if global powers don’t unite to end the drug war and pursue a different approach, with millions of lives on the line under the current regime. President Gustavo Petro also...www.marijuanamoment.net
Whether or not you agree with all of his ideas, I think the full text of the speech is worth reading. It’s a perspective we need to understand.
Colombian president Gustavo Petro calls for an end to the War on Drugs in historic UN address : Peoples DispatchIn his speech to the UN General Assembly, the Colombian president highlighted the necessity of ending the war on drugs and saving the environmentpeoplesdispatch.org
There’s also an English dub of the speech if you’d prefer to listen, and the original Spanish version is easy to find from there.
Whether or not you agree with all of his ideas,
We serve them only to fill the emptiness and loneliness of their own society that leads them to live in the midst of drug bubbles. We hide from them their problems that they refuse to reform. It is better to declare war on the jungle, on its plants, on its people. While they let the forests burn, while hypocrites chase the plants with poisons to hide the disasters of their own society, they ask us for more and more coal, more and more oil, to calm the other addiction: that of consumption, of power, of money.
Its not all bad folks.....The pricing trend in Florida for flower is downward and 8ths for $20 are becoming pretty common. I can remember not long ago when I got something decent for $33 on sale and thought I hit the jackpot.
I recently went to the dispensary to stock up on some edibles ($10 for a pack of 100mg) for the impending hurricane and got as giddy as a school girl because THEY HAD A DRIVE-THROUGH. We're becoming as common as a Burger King!!
I remember being in Florida in the early '70's impressed that you could drive thru and pick up a can of beer!THEY HAD A DRIVE-THROUGH. We're becoming as common as a Burger King!!
I got drawn in by the transcript. The translation isn't perfect but it's still poetic. I'd give my left nut for a President who was like 10% as cool as this guy. Petro is what the kids today would call "based".
I will say, this is a great example of the decline of the American Empire. 60 years ago the Dulles Brothers would've had this guy assassinated. Now he's allowed to address the UN, smh.
He's just speaking the unvarnished truth directly to the people most responsible for the sorry state of our world. But yes, I imagine most Americans would take issue with a lot of what he has to say. Because most Americans prefer to indulge in fantasy than to face obvious truths.
Petro points out that addiction to hard drugs like cocaine is merely a symptom of the deranging society and hopeless situation our leaders have created for a huge percentage of Americans. But instead of correcting the problems that lead to addiction, we declare war on places like Columbia. Murdering millions of them directly with bullets, or indirectly by spraying poison all over their jungles.
I'm sure he was already on their radar. But this speech has almost certainly caused the Eye of Sauron in Langley to turn south. Some sort of coup is in Petro's future. He's messing with the primal forces of nature, and sadly he will need to atone.
It’s hard to beat a lifetime of propaganda