Went to the barber shop today, to get a shape-up and a shave. For those of you that do not know, the barber shop is the Black communities town-hall meetings. Now I did not say African American, because I have found this to be true for every Black community, in every country that I have ever spent time in, and I have gotten reports of the same from other fellow travellers. The topic of the day was the Drug Wars. Not just the drug wars, the fact that President Obama is just waiting until he wins his second term to make Cannabis legal!
Now I know these guys. They could write a doctoral thesis on the NBA or NFL Draft, any day of the week, but find it hard to understand why one would need a checking account. When it came down to the economics, history, social aspects, and dogma of hemp suppression they were back to graduate thesis levels in their arguments and details. The conversation even spread to other drugs, such as Meth, cocaine, and pharmaceuticals.
So I want to continue that conversation here, with a completely open forum. No attacks, and no accusations!
I think the American government and people are at odds on this topic and it needs to be honestly discussed. I also think that there are real underlying social, economic and racial issues behind the legal positions about the legal drug industries and the illegal drug industries. I would really like to get an explanation of why I can be banded from buying to much Advil: cold and sinus, but there is no restrictions on how much Vodka, nicotine, or Oxy I can buy? Why has the outlook on hemp become so drastically different from the historical significance of the plant?
It is time to truly discuss this with out the hippie dippy free your mind stuff, that destroyed the discussion in the 50s and 60s.