By Mike Adams
There was once a time, decades ago, when being labeled a stoner or pothead was how a person knew they had gotten under the skin of authority. It was almost considered a badge of honor, because it meant the individual, who typically wore his hair long and reeked of weed, was a true representative of all things characteristically burned at the stake under the hole-in-the-sheet ethos of popular culture. This red-eyed legion of civil anarchists were the outlaws of the time, snubbing mediocrity and the 9-to-5 grind preached by their fathers, while carving out a path, many times under clenched fists, for their counterculture to exist in a dimension all its own.
But now that marijuana legalization has taken hold in some parts of the United States, there is a whole new set of rules. While the pot advocates of yesteryear fully embraced the buzz of the cannabis plant, never once dancing around the fact that marijuana just makes the world a more interesting place to live, there are times now when it almost seems the cannabis community doesn’t want the rest of the world to know that this plant can actually get them high. Now, we’re medicating, not getting stoned.
We’re not sure how it happened, but during the apocalyptic decline of the stoner counterculture, much of the cannabis advocacy clique adopted the same dull and drab political stance that the original outlaws fought to disassociate from in the first place.
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