(Images are from the Metro Silicon Valley weekly semi-alt newspaper.)
“Cannibis clubbing.” Yes, this is just totally for medicinal purposes (nudge nudge wink wink.)
Seriously though, let’s just legalize it. The prices at the clinics are astronomically, um, high. Legalization would drop prices enormously. Then the government could tax it heavily. Everyone would be happy. The second image has an ad for 7 grams for $99. That’s $396 an ounce. If marijuana was legal, an ounce would probably be $40. Someone is making bankster-like profits on medical marijuana.
Quasi-legal medical marijuana invites organized crime to move in and no doubt they have already. The clinic stores may appear to be Mom and Pop businesses but if you track ownership up several levels, things are no doubt quite different. And a few levels above that are probably nasty people with guns.
The whole quasi-legality of medical marijuana is sleazy. Doctors grind out prescriptions for it without caring if there’s a genuine medical purpose. Laws are ignored. Banksters at the top ignore financial laws. Potheads at the bottom get fraudulent scripts from Dr. Feelgood. It’s all part of the collapse of what used to be our social contract.
(For the record, I used to smoke copious amounts of weed and haven’t for many years.)