CANNABIS CULTURE – Struggle, stress, and emotional confusion and guilt. Just a few words to describe growing up in conservative America when it comes to Cannabis. I was born in 1966 and grew up in the Southern States. Each Sunday service guaranteed you reminders about living the straight and narrow. One subject I remember well from multiple Pastor — no matter how you look at it — Marijuana is bad and will destroy you and your loving family will be heartbroken over your use of “the smoke.”
Sad irony was that they were not really looking at Cannabis at all. These men of influence had the power to stigmatize a plant and abused the crap out of that power. This plant has been around longer than civilization — so why the hell is it so evil and why was so much guilt levied against me and fellow users ?
Each of us have varied answers to that question but so similar. Man can be taught to hate what he does not understand and honestly for so many decades mans been taught to hate the herb. Most know the history of Northern America and the insane criminalization of Cannabis. Our legal system