LuckyR wrote: ↑
February 24th, 2018, 1:02 am
Dlaw wrote: ↑
February 23rd, 2018, 1:10 pm
But now a lot of people live with marijuana every day. They won't accept
a reversal in marijuana "rights" if you will. In California buying 30 g of marijuana you can do in a store. Walk across the border to Arizona with 1g of that marijuana and its potentially a FELONY.
And what form will this nonacceptance take?
First of all, in BC, California and Holland, breeders and hydroponic growers have been busy for decades perfecting strains and techniques, that growing REALLY valuable marijuana can be done anywhere. That knowledge has just proliferated with the Internet and the cannabis conventions that happen in every major US city now. So the growers will grow it, and in massive quantities. That's now impossible to stop.
Second marijuana concentrates are quickly becoming the cannabis form of choice for users in places where it's legal. Concentrates use legal "vaping" technology- batteries, heaters, atomizers. America has no record of destroying large legal businesses (vaping nicotine) in order to penalize marijuana users in the past few decades.
As concentrates become more popular, users start carrying them everywhere, leaving law enforcement with a nearly impossible task of finding this relatively odorless, easily concealable form of marijuana. I for one, have packed concentrates in my checked luggage a dozen times or more. And because these items come in perfectly clean, commercial packaging, there is little or no chemical trace on hands or anywhere else from handling them.
Finally, people are just not going to reduce their marijuana consumption. Marijuana is everywhere and there are plenty of people who think it's actually GOOD for you, rather than thinking it's anything like a dangerous drug.
So the only people convicted for marijuana crimes relative to the massive number of users will become increasingly poor and dark-skinned. That will raise the ire of civil rights groups.