IN DC, AS OF THURSDAY, YOU CAN LEGALLY HAVE SIX OF THESE PLANTS IN YOUR HOME
I'm not a pot smoker, at least not in the last decade or so, but often I wish I could be. I see it as no different than alcohol but less violent. Yet weed and I don't agree with each other, especially not the modern extra potent buds. That's why I believe in marijuana legalization. Regulation will create more managed cultivation and more managed cultivation will lead to more varieties and higher quality strains, which will lead to a strain for lightweights like me. Also, edibles, which are a great alternative to almost anything humans ingest to alter their moods.
This step for DC, legalizing marijuana, is a big step for a city that basically is denied its rights on most issues. I'm impressed with the way our elected officials have stepped up to Congress on this one, though I imagine Congress will try to have the last word. Until then, let's all appreciate 12:01 am on Thursday, February 26, when something the DC voters approved of -- and majorly -- goes into effect. You don't have to smoke a joint or eat a candy, but at least celebrate the self-assertion it represents.
If you do like to puff and nibble, I wish you the happiest high. Honestly, shouldn't Thursday be a day of blissed out amnesty in offices throughout the city? I mean, the federal government closes for less. Go to work high, which does not mean being irresponsible. For some it just means not being in pain. Hallelujah.
Please take a moment to check out this Washingtonian "behind the scenes" I produced about a DC marijuana grow house.
I'm not going to preach now, but I do believe the technology, the growing, the marketing and the business of marijuana will define fortunes to be made in the next 10-20 years.