“Keep the Change”

Picture this, a group of teenagers are hanging out around a convenience store. They are evaluating the customers walking in and out, their target is downtrodden. Once they spot the person, they casually walk up and attempt to strike up a light yet probing conversation. Once they make their mark, they go for it. They nervously hand over twenty dollars and tell their newly acquired mule to keep the change. They wait outside for what seems like an eternity, once their mule exits the store they desperately try to appear nonchalant and encourage their mule to approach them out of sight of on-lookers. The teenagers get what they want, the cheapest alcohol in the store and their mule makes off with the change. Both parties get what they want, although the price they just paid for the harshest alcohol, was probably two to three times the actual sticker price. But who cares right, they got their alcohol and they couldn’t care less about the money they lost.

This very scenario is playing out in the states that have legalized recreational marijuana. The states that have legalized it, are the highest taxed states in our country. But who cares, now you can get high without the fear of getting locked up or fined. Sure, the legal weed from the weed store might be priced sky high compared to your local drug dealer, but hey, you only live once right. Marijuana, weed and drugs, in general I really couldn’t care less, do whatever makes you happy. But just understand, some of the states with legal weed, also have some of the highest unemployment rates, highest tax rates and highest real estate in our country. I just think that the possibility of these states legalizing recreational marijuana use and consumption is to encourage its citizens into willful sedation.

Sedation to numb the feeling of poverty, sedation to champion mediocrity and sedation into servitude. The industrial revolution is over, the majority of production has either become robotic or shipped overseas, and now they have just bid your local drug dealer out of a job. Drug dealers and bake sales, both cause controversy and both are usually done with no license and under the nose of the Internal Revenue Service.

Do what you want, do what makes you successful and fulfilled, just remember there is no such thing as a free lunch. Weed shouldn’t be illegal just as selling homemade dishes without consent from the government shouldn’t be criminal. You gotta ask yourself, these so-called progressive states that have legalized recreational marijuana consumption, why aren’t the political representatives of those very states toking up with their constituents? Maybe they know something, maybe they are hiding something from us all.

2 thoughts on ““Keep the Change”

  1. roughneck7

    You have valid points to ponder. Germany legalized medical marijuana last year. The street price is 12 Euro a gram for good homegrown bud. With a prescription, you are authorized to legally buy it from the pharmacy at 22 Euro a gram. Interesting.

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