All sorts of industries do very well and take advantage of the circumstances. Maintaining the status of Cannabis in Australia is in the best interests of law enforcement, pharmaceutical drug companies plus the alcohol and tobacco industries.
The positive side of Cannabis prohibition is that the government has no control over the industry except via law enforcement. Try to imagine a world where tax and regulations can compete with the ‘black market’.
Evolving Attitudes. Think back to when environmental protection, sustainable living and organic food were just crazy concepts expressed by Hippies and other green extremists. Nowadays the concepts have grown into billion dollar industries around the world.
Driving Fear [Tyrannical Times]. Prohibition’s effectiveness is based on fear of the penalties of breaking the law. The big stick approach to enforcing Cannabis prohibition displays the intensity of ‘moral judgement’ possessed by the law makers and enforcers.
Ask your dealer/healer about the difference between recreational and medicinal Cannabis.There are some variations in the potency, cannabinoid profile and price but it will be difficult to spot the difference.
Defective Detection. The shift in drug use trends from Cannabis to fast acting undetectable drugs, especially ice, should be viewed as a direct consequence of Australian Police use of sniffer dogs, and saliva testing.
Try to prevent the cause of disease rather than just treat the symptoms. Think of Cannabis as the first choice for treatment and and as a preventative medicine. Recreational therapy is the key to good health.