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Monday, April 22nd, 2013 | Time:
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The term 420 and today’s date (and the hour 4:20) have become synonymous with marijuana. Otherwise known as reefer. Or Pot.
As a young man I began smoking reefer, being too young to be a Hippie and eventually figuring out that I was too old to be a Yuppie. Instead I became a Me generation software entrepreneur who tried to change the world – in my own way. It was from my father and grandfather’s idealism, my mother’s community activism and the spirit of creativity that I based my life upon.
For 44 years – that creativity has been driven by reefer.
This is the first 420 day that Marijuana is legal somewhere in America. I’ve been going to Amsterdam since 1975 (the same year Steve Jobs and Dan Kottke went to India) so this is truly a momentous day. Congrats to the States of Colorado and Washington and congrats to the various Marijuana Industrialists, Howard Rosenthal, NORML and the others – who helped get us to this day.
Once legal marijuana research and investment starts to increase, I think we’ll see a whole lotta benefits to legalization besides tax dollars – but cash is a great place to start. Cash is what created this prohibition in the first place and hemp will now become a major legal plant for medicinal herbs, rope, clothing, food and lord knows – what else (can you spell “massage oil?” Cellulose?)
At 4:20 this afternoon people in Denver and Seattle will take to the streets.
We’ve only just begun.
No longer do we have to hide under the bridges – to enjoy a smoke.
Photo credit = Dave Winer, Grey Area – Amsterdam 1998
BTW that’s a chunk of Hash…… Afghani is memory serves me well.
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 | Time:
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