Pot Popular

July 23, 2015

05af3b681595ec29afa9562c5970fab7Sunshine and a warm breeze near this mid-day Thursday on California’s north coast, and we supposedly could top 70-degrees this afternoon.
Another pleasant shoreline episode.

Up here in marijuana country and across a well-rolled America, a dramatic shift in the cannabis perspective, which is years and years late — via Yahoo:

Forty-four percent of Americans say they have tried cannabis, according to a new Gallup poll.
The American research-based consulting company, which is best known for its opinion polls, says this is the highest percentage to admit to having tried the soft drug since it first started asking the question in 1969 — when only 4 percent said they had sampled it.

(Illustration: ‘Cannabis and Politics,’ by Denis Marsili, found here).

And on top of that inhalation, about 1 in 10 Americans in the survey claim they also currently smoke it — put that in your pipe/bong. Results indicate we’re climbing out of the dark ages where marijuana is concerned, and the general public’s reaction.
History is on our side:

Gallup’s new poll conforms to an upward trend in which Americans have become more liberal on the issue of marijuana legalization.
These changes could mirror wider pot use among the populace, increased comfort in admitting to it or a mixture of both factors.
The poll also confirmed several other factors that increase the likelihood of a person experimenting with marijuana.
According to the results, men are more likely than women to use or have used pot, and secular people are more likely than religious people to toke up.
In March, the General Social Survey released survey findings that said a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana.

Time seems ripe — from HuffPost this morning:

A key Senate committee passed a bill today allowing the nation’s capital to establish regulated marijuana stores and let banks provide financial services to state-legalized marijuana dispensaries.
These are just two of several marijuana reforms advancing in Congress.
Meanwhile sentencing reform is gaining steam, and the U.S. is shifting towards treating drug use as a health issue instead of a criminal justice issue.

And a horrid story from cannabis side-effects beyond the smoking. I personally can’t handle any of those marijuana off-shoots of oil, cookies, brownies, whatnot, made with various pot ingredients. Beyond the joint stuffed with bud (or a pipe), my body will not tolerate the aftermath.
Big slant is knowing the limit — from LiveScience: ‘A teenager in Colorado died after consuming an entire marijuana cookie that contained 6 servings of marijuana’s active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to a new report.’
Pot cooked into stuff is a way-different buzz: ‘“Because of the delayed effects of THC-infused edibles, multiple servings might be consumed in close succession before experiencing the ‘high’ from the initial serving, as reportedly occurred in this case,” the report said.’

A bummer, way-bad bummer…

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