Let's talk about cannabis, purely because of its popularity, which has helped, in my past experience, to make it something of a talking point.
Not to long ago cannabis was not only legal, but embraced! It was a major source of income for the government, offered jobs and an escape from the stress of life to civilians, its seeds are one of the most nutritious on the planet, it's a very effective pain killer, it was used to get closer to god even! Everybody was happy. However as hemp threatened the markets of chemical pain killers, cotton and timber (among others), in the early-mid 1900s it was illegalised in many places, including America and Britain, being claimed to lead to insanity and addiction, and was linked to such crimes as murder and rape.
Now, I don't know about you, but I have can't imagine myself ever wanting to rape or murder anybody while high; it is a commonly accepted fact now that it chills you out, making you damn near impossible to be angry with anybody! The government makes billions of pounds in the UK alone from tobacco, and could easily get away with far higher tax rates on cannabis (people would just be happy to be able to legally smoke it!), yet instead millions are wasted on enforcing a law that was made for reasons now known to be invalid.
But, today's rant is not about the illegality of cannabis (as you could easily be lead to believe from the last few paragraphs), heck I don't even care that much that it is illegal, but rather my reason for posting all of that was to try to change something which can easily be changed by a simple post on the internet, and that is the opinions of you, the readers! Too often is it that I come across people who are anti-weed.
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