I suppose it is appropriate to have the first thread be about cannabis, Mary Jane, weed, pot, or marijuana given that Humboldt is in the title of this blog. As someone who has partaken, and might again in the future, but is not a regular, I always have a difficult time knowing what is the best way to refer to the plant and it’s product.
For the record, I don’t like this topic at all. I’d rather not talk about it, let it become legal or not. Whatever. Unfortunately, I am discovering, with the help of fellow commenters like Cookie that this little innocent plant has made it’s way to the most influential positions of power in our County’s political and governing infrastructure. Therefore we ignore this plant at the peril of not understanding what drives our politics.
Check out Michael Pollan’s documentary on this. Humboldt’s power structure, unofficial and increasingly official can be best understood by including this perspective – IMHO. “Marijuana, by gratifying our desire to change conciousness, has gotten people to risk their lives, their freedom, in order to grow more of it and plant more of it.” Woah, heavy. And true. (imo)
- Marijuana Use Increases Addiction Problems in Teenagers, Researchers Say (natureworldnews.com)
- Perception of marijuana as a ‘safe drug’ is scientifically inaccurate (sciencedaily.com)