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Cannabis culture: The new normal


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Illustration by Liz Coffee

Illustration by Liz Coffee

Marijuana.

Depending on who a person is, it’s either the best or worst thing to have ever happened.

Pot has been around for a very, very long time.

Apparently a Chinese emperor even used it all the way back in 2727 B.C.

And of course, everyone has heard the story that Benjamin Franklin had a hemp farm in his backyard.

Honestly, is it that surprising?

Only someone who is high as hell would think flying a kite during a lightning storm is a good idea. 

How could pot not become an integral part of American culture?

Now, marijuana is sold in dispensaries in cities all over America.

And doctors are basically giving out medical marijuana cards.

As long as a person has $50 to spare and can come up with a good excuse, like having an ingrown toenail, they’re set.

Coming in many forms, like hashish, hemp and hash oil, the marijuana industry is booming.

It seems like the most outlandish strains are being developed everyday.

OG Kush, Granddaddy Purple and Hindu Kush are all actual strains of marijuana.

Plus, smoking is not the only option for marijuana consumption.

Edibles offer an alternative, which appeals to new consumers who may be concerned with the risks that come with smoking.

People can now get high off of peanut butter cups and even lollipops.

Currently, some form of marijuana use is legal in 23 states, and four of those have legalized recreational use.

Regardless of one’s feelings towards the drug, it is important to acknowledge that Mary Jane is not going anywhere.

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Cannabis culture: The new normal