Author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson is well known for supporting drug legalization, as well as for his written accounts of his own use. He served on the board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) for thirty years, and his estate continues to support NORML after his death.
Thompson’s above quote on marijuana hits the nail on the head. Millions of Americans DO agree with Thompson — as do millions more internationally. But cannabis can only begin to truly be seen as a basic staple if it is legalized everywhere and people aren’t relegated to having to buy it via illegal transactions. Keeping cannabis illegal perpetuates its stigma and criminalizes its users. We must normalize marijuana in for it to be considered “basic” or “a staple,” and that can only happen through legalization.
How do you view your cannabis purchases?