I come from a family of generational cannabis smokers.
I mistakenly assumed that it was my Grandpa that started smoking weed back in the 1940s in jazz clubs in NYC, but he says that our family was growing it in the mid to late 1870s.
I just can’t actually believe the marijuana use in our family goes back as long as a century! But back then, there was nothing taboo in the slightest about it. Things changed in the early 1990s when it became a serious weapon used against both immigrants & people of color inside the US & abroad. It’s a royal shame that upon exiting alcohol prohibition, all of us were at the heels of what would be a century-long drug war on cannabis & every single one of its variants. We honestly have more states in this country with some form of legal cannabis available at this time, however there are still people who are trying to politicize medical marijuana because they don’t agree that high THC levels are pressing for people like me. If they’re not nurses or pharmacologists, I don’t see how their opinions hold any sway in the least. Unluckily, a good amount of these politicians are the ones creating the rules & regulations for medical cannabis in the states that only have medical marijuana programs & not recreational cannabis too. Doctors have recognized the overall importance of medical marijuana, & a few studies have concluded precisely the same. I wish it would stop being a political setback for people. We really need full marijuana legalization at the federal level so all of us don’t have to be left to suffer at the hands of state governments that care more about their donors than they do about the health & wellness of their citizens. I definitely shouldn’t fear losing access to our medical marijuana products to the degree that I do at this very moment.