Monday, June 13, 2011
The chasm of belief about the nature of cannabis is now so vast that it begs the question; who is more likely to be right? On one side are mostly well-meaning authority figures raised on Nancy's Kool-Aid; your police chief, your pastor, your coach, and if you live in New Hampshire, your Governor and your newest Senator. They all just say no to cannabis; it'll make you lazy and useless; you'll be a drain on society. On the other side of this millennial divide are cannabis minions--tireless and driven patients, advocates and researchers like Shona Banda, Rick Simpson and Dr. Melamede. They seem to think about nothing else, as if they have discovered a wondrous truth that must be shared with the rest of humanity before it's too late. As if.