Monday, October 22, 2018

Marijuana, Canada, and other places

Canada has legalized marijuana, the largest nation to do so. That should be interesting.

I'm located in New Hampshire, a state that has not legalized recreational pot. All around us, Canada, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts have some form of legalization. I wonder how long it will be for New Hampshire to get on the bandwagon.

The state does have provisions for medical marijuana, but it's a pretty clunky system. Outlets are limited and doctors who take Federal money cannot recommend it. However, it has been decriminalized, so anyone caught with small amounts only face a relatively minor fine. Frankly, the cops I've talked to rather not deal with pot at all. Unless you are growing a field of it for sale, they'll mostly likely leave you alone.

That's handy for those who find medical relief from the weed. “Illegal” pot is cheaper and much easier to get that the regulated stuff -for now. However, you take your chances on quality.

Personally, I'm not going to start smoking pot. With the condition of my lungs I'm not going to smoke anything at all. However, I do know people who find medical relief from pot. It seems pretty silly that the Federal government is still telling people what they can and can't do in their personal life.



  1. The tea will cure anything the smoke will. So would the brownies, I bet.

    1. The problem with edibles is that the effect lingers a long time. That can be good or it can be bad. You kinda have to clear your schedule for the rest of the day.

  2. I used to smoke it a LONG time ago. Now it would just put me to sleep. "Stoners", at least, wouldn't be out killing people. They just want to chill and eat brownies and chocolate chip cookies.

  3. Here’s another story of government intervention that has turned out badly. They miss handled it from the start and it will cost us millions.
    If it really offers relief from a medical condition, then sell it in any form but under a prescription only.
    Another thing, what about all the people we put in jail to-date for possession? Are they going to be released with a big fat check to try and make them whole again?
    How about allowing 20 plants growing legally per person. Treat it like home-brewed beer and wine!

    1. The rules and resolutions vary vastly from state to state. The Fed should just get with the program and legalize it across the board. Also, people in jail for small amounts of pot should at least be released and their records cleared.