I have a lot of friends in the US, so I tend to visit once or twice a year.
In most ways I care about this country! There are a few things that give myself and others pause, but.
As much as I love to visit, I’m not sure I could ever live here. It’s not entirely about weed, but that does play a factor. In Canada the attitudes about marijuana are genuinely odd than they are down here. The weirdest section to myself and others is that a good several people use religion as a way to disparage cannabis. First of all, I am not sure why churches have any say in what the government decides, about marijuana or any other matter. I thought this country had a separation of church and state, but that only exists on paper, then currently there is a big surge in marijuana legalization across this country, and that’s a good start. I know for a fact that thoUSnds of people are still in prison because of cannabis possession. If the US was extreme about making amends with the cannabis community, they would instantly release all these prisoners and expunge their records. There was never a un-biased reason for cannabis to be illegal – not one single legit reason, ever! You can challenge myself and others on that if you want, but you’ll lose the argument, because there has never been a proven connect between cannabis and crime. The most crazy section of all is that it took years of battling to make cannabis legal, but at the same time Big Pharma fills the TV screens with ads for harmful drugs.