Slightly surprised I was as I noticed yesterday in the Guardian - yes, I’m one of those readers - that New Zealand had joined the fold of the countries having legalized medical marijuana.
One doesn’t often think about things when nations have a more progressive attitude to life and lo and behold, the Kiwis already were rather tolerant in dealing with personal recreational use. Anyone who has ever backpacked probably thinks that every Kiwi
shags sheep smokes spliffs all day long anyway.Thus I was surprised to read that New Zealand was only in the earliest stages of dealing with marijuana the modern way.
While, of course, we all want more freedom and the opportunity to grow our own without needing to worry - and thus also purchase cheaper and better quality products, it are simple evolutions like this which will eventually lead to a more holistic approach to cannabis and other CBD products.
Best of all, Jacinda Ardern’s government will hold a referendum about recreational use within the next two years.
The legalization of medical use will most likely consolidate the chances of a positive outcome to the referendum as more and more people will be able to form a self-experienced opinion about Cannabis.
Reading the article in the Guardian, it made me wonder how my grandmother who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and subsequently went through surgery a week later, would be able to improve the quality of life in her last few months. She’s been truly positive through everything and has the “I’m 82, I’ve been going until now and some weeks ago I spend 6 weeks on the coast” attitude to everything but I couldn’t escape the thought of seeing her roll a spliff and share it. To hit a bong later and share it especially with my dad, who retired as one of the leading cops in the country.
Most positive about things is she has developed a brutal dark humor since. Which I was acknowledged of when she recently told my dad - she’s been staying with my parents since surgery - to tell me that she wants to invest in crypto.
I wasn’t sure if she was trolling me in this bear market or if it would be her “leaving present” to me after more than two decades of no contact.
News source: The Guardian